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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:18 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:58 pm
Posts: 275
Location: on my pc in cp
so for a while now i've noticed that i am far less itchy after showering at friends' houses, even though i use the same products that i bring from home. after reading some of the posts on here about chlrorine, i began to suspect that, since in my town they use so much of it the water smells so bad it's gross, i can't stand to drink it, even with juice crystals. which made me kind of mad, but i didn't know what i could do about it.

anyway today my parents were shopping for a new kitchen tap and i mentioned we should look at water filters that go on the tap, or are connected in some way to the kitchen sink, and my father, by a complete fluke picked up a GE shower filter! so i looked at, and the price tag (twenty dollars) and thought, what do i have to loose?

all it does is go in between the pipe and the showerhead, like no plumber, no tools, just screwing (like by hand like twist caps going together) things together, it took my dad oh, a minute, to "install" and then i ran up to take a shower... i know it's day one but i defnatly feel a difference, usually after getting out of the shower as soon as i put my jammies on anywhere covered is itchy.. but today it felt like i do when i shower at my friends' i'm so happy.

so incase other people have missed this in the filter aisle, i thought i'd share the find with you. anyway, i found it at home depot, and it's GE and twenty dollars so that's not too shabby.

allergies - penicillin, benadryl, dust mites, enviornmental & chemical
conditions - dermatographism, eczema, well contorolled asthma
dietary - lactose intollerant, vegatarian

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:10 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
That's great!
I love to find simple (and inexpensive) solutions to solve chronic issues.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:56 pm 

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:53 pm
Posts: 1454
Location: Canada
I had heard of those filters, but I had assumed they were expensive. Good to know! Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:30 am 

Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:40 am
Posts: 51
Location: Victoria
Some London Drugs have them as well for about $20 We have to change ours about every 4 months or I start itching again like I have fleas. :shock:

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