New Wave Enviro Products - Designer Shower Filter
New Wave Enviro Products Designer Shower Filter just might be the best friend a shower ever had! Did you know that your body absorbs more chlorine through the skin and lungs while showering than while drinking tap water? This can irritate your lungs and have seriously harmful side effects over time. Chlorine also strips protein from your skin and hair, leaving it dry and itchy. Get relief with an Enviro Products Shower Filter! The Enviro Shower Filters contain 16oz of bacteriostatic KDF-55 and 2oz of crystal quartz. Together, they remove chlorine and hydrogen sulfide, reduce heavy metals and naturally soften the water. They fit all showers; simply screw on between the water pipe and your favorite shower head - No Plumbing Required!.
New Wave Enviro Products Designer Shower Filter:
- Healthier, softer-feeling skin and less brittle hair
- Longer-lasting, more vibrant hair color
- Extend life of hair products and lotions
- 2 Great Styles – White or Satin Silver
- Long-lasting! Each cartridge lasts for 1 year of average use
How does New Wave Enviro promote Green Living?
Founded by the need to contribute to green living and sustainable earth friendly products, New Wave Enviro offers practical individual solutions to health and environmental issues facing us today.
New Wave Enviro addresses and solves two critical problems:
Chlorine is used in municipal water supplies to deliver water to our homes, free of microscopic contaminants. However, it serves no useful purpose on or in our bodies. New Wave Enviro designs, patents and manufactures environmentally friendly filters that remove harmful chlorine and other contaminants from shower, bath, and everyday drinking water.
Plastic litter is filling up America's landfills at an alarming rate. Most plastic drinking water bottles are designed for one-time use and then thrown away. Every cheaply made disposable bottle produced uses up oil (which is non-renewable) and sends money out of America into foreign oil producers' pockets. Enviro Products addresses this issue by producing only BPA Free bottles that can be used again and again.
Do the Enviro Products Shower Filters work with well water?
The primary purpose of the Enviro Shower Filters is to remove chlorine. If your well is treated with chlorine, you will see the same benefits from the filter as someone who has municipal water. As untreated well water can contain bacteria and microorganisms, a different option for filtering your shower/bath water is recommended.
How does KDF work?
KDF works through a process called oxidation reduction. As the water passes over the KDF, the KDF changes the molecular structure of the chlorine via an electro-chemical reaction in which electrons are transferred between molecules. This results in an inert zinc chloride, which is harmless. It can also remove up to 99% of water-soluble lead, mercury, nickel, chromium, and other dissolved metals.
What does the crystal quartz do?
Crystal quartz is a natural water softener. It acts as a mechanical surfactant, allowing for more and better lathering. And, if you believe the lore, quartz is believed to create a specific energy as the water passes over it that creates a sense of well-being. Ahhhhhh….
Are the Enviro Products Shower Filters BPA Free?
Yes. All plastic for the Enviro Shower Filters and the shower filter replacement cartridges is made from BPA Free and phthalate-free polypropylene.
How often do I need to replace my filter cartridge?
The shower filter will last a typical family of four one year. If there are only 1 or 2 users of the shower filter, as long as the water still does not smell like chlorine and you are not noticing any increased dryness of your skin and hair or decreased lathering, it is possible to use the filter for up to 18 months. For maximum benefits, however, New Wave Enviro Products does not recommend using the shower filter any longer.
Please note that, under normal conditions, the water flow does not drop when the filter is ready to be changed, so do not use this as the sole marker to determine whether or not to change your filter. Remember though, that the life of the filter can be limited by the water quality in your area, especially in areas whose tap water has high amounts of sediment. If at any time prior to a year of use your water flow drops dramatically, contact New Wave Enviro Products' friendly customer service staff at (800) 592-8371 to help troubleshoot this issue.
Leaking from pipe/shower head attachment
First, be sure that the filter housing does not have any cracks. If it does, please contact New Wave Enviro Products' customer service staff at (800) 592-8371. If no cracks are visible:
Did you use the Teflon tape (aka plumber’s tape) that came with the complete shower filter system? If so, did you use too much or too little? A couple wrap arounds on the threads should do the trick. If not, please wrap the threads with the tape a couple of times onto the threads where you attach the filter/shower head. Then, with the water on, SLOWLY AND GENTLY tighten the filter until the leak stops.
The filter/shower head may simply need to be screwed on tighter. With the water on, SLOWLY AND GENTLY tighten the filter until the leak stops.
Leaking from center threads
The first thing you want to do is check around the area to make sure there are no hairline cracks. If no hairline cracks are visible, it is most likely that the filter has not closed far enough. Attempt to screw the housing pieces tighter together. If you feel you have I tightened as far as you can and it won’t go any further, apply a smear of petroleum jelly to the threads. This will allow the threads to move more easily and may give that extra fraction of a turn that will tighten the housing completely. The petroleum jelly will also help seal the housing and help prevent mineral deposits from developing between cartridge changes and can make it easier to get your housing open again.
Where are my o-rings?
The artist’s rendering on the box shows 2 black o-rings inside of the filter housing (these come with the complete shower filter system, but not with the replacement cartridges). However, it is most likely that your o-rings are actually clear and, therefore, quite difficult to see. If you open the housing and hold the 2 pieces in your hand like a cup or small bowl, you will see a ridge that sits down inside each piece. The o-rings are nestled into those ridges. You can simply poke into the ridge with a fingernail or toothpick to be sure they are still in place.
My filter will be unused for a while. How should I store it?
If you will simply be away for a few days, there is no need to remove and store your filter. However, if you will be traveling for weeks or longer, or your filter is in use at a vacation home, when you leave, New Wave Enviro Products' recommends removing the shower filter from your pipe and shower head, placing it in a sealed plastic baggie (be sure to get all of the air out) and storing it in a refrigerator.
About New Wave Enviro
New Wave is a family-owned company based in sunny Colorado. Their Enviro Products are designed to inspire and support healthy, active living. Since 1993 their complete line of Enviro Filters, Reusable Water bottles, and Litter Free Lunch products have been available at Health, Natural Food, and Supplement stores around the world.
As parents, students, artists, athletes, world-travelers, and 9-5-ers, New Wave bases their designs on their own experiences. And they’ve found there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the everyday challenges associated with water filtration, hydration, and food storage.
Thus, all of their products come in a wide range of sizes and styles. Their bottles and food containers are made from the highest quality BPA-Free plastic, #304 grade stainless steel, and high-grade borosilicate glass.
Their filtration family ensures you are drinking, showering, and bathing in clean, chlorine and contaminate free water: whether you’re back country camping, living in a dorm room, or just a fan of having high-quality fresh water on demand at your kitchen sink, they have you covered. Their shower and bath filters are designed to keep your skin and hair feeling great, naturally.