November 29, 2018

Shower Head Filters – For Your Health

Many of us aren’t aware of the fact that the water we use everyday for bathing and showering contains several different types of chemicals and minerals in addition to other contaminants in. If you don’t use shower head filters, these chemicals, minerals and contaminants come in contact with the body and can have an adverse effect on the body over the long run. More information on shower head filters for hard water here

Using a shower head filter that prevents the contaminants from flowing through with the water can be the best way to protect your body from these harmful contaminants. This offers us a shower that not only allows us to feel fresh and clean but a shower that is by far healthier than that of a regular shower head.

There are four main types of shower head filters; the one that is right for you would depend on the type of water you have as well as the frequency of use.

Granular Activated Carbon: This is by far one of the simplest of all shower head water filters. When the water flows through, it activates the carbon inside the filter, which then traps the contaminant inside the filter itself allowing only clean water to flow through the shower head.

Chlorgon: This type of filtered shower head works well in a wide range of temperatures. It works by converting the chlorine into harmless chlorides that move through without the harmful effects of chlorine.

KDF: Like the Chlorgon shower head filter, the KDF water filter electrochemically charges the chlorine and converts it into a harmless substance like a chloride. Using copper and zinc, these filters are also helpful in preventing the buildup of mold or fungus inside the filter.

Magnates and Crystals: This type softens the water through the use of crystals and magnates.

Most filters have no problem working with rain shower heads as well as popular brands like these shower heads.

How Shower Head Filters Help

Shower head filters remove the chlorine present in water before it can come in contact with your skin. This leaves you feeling much cleaner than a shower from a regular shower head. It also makes your skin feel softer and more moisturized.

hard water shower head filters

Shower head filters block the drying and damaging effects of chlorine and help you to avoid the high cost of changing hair and skin care products in a futile effort to recover from the damage of chlorine and other impurities in your water. When you use a showerhead filter, you will find that you do not need to put so much effort into maintaining your skin.

Will it Take a Great Deal to Set One up?

The good news is, most shower head filters are quite easy to install, affordable and will need to be changed only once or twice a year. Changing a shower head filter is a simple, stress-free, remove and replace process.

By removing the chlorine present in the shower water, shower head filters minimize the health risks that this chemical poses. When you install one of these nifty little devices, not only will you feel better but you will actually be healthier as well!

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November 20, 2018

‘World First’ – Scottish Schools to Have ‘LGBT Equality’ Embedded in Curriculum

The Scottish education system is to become the first in the world where primary and secondary schools are required in the curriculum to promote LGBT identity and lifestyles.

Every state school will have to “embed” lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex “equality and inclusion” within “all levels of the curriculum from early years to senior phase” after the Scottish Government accepted in full the recommendations of a working group headed by LGBT activists.

The move, which was backed by all parties, will see pupils taught about LGBT political history, movements, terminology, and identities as well as “LGBTI literature and lives” and topics on “addressing prejudice and homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying”.

According to the report from the working group, which was led by Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), schools will also be required to include representations of sexual minorities “in ways which seek to deliver understanding and equality” throughout all teaching content.

With the Scottish Qualifications Authority set to develop course materials reflecting the new course content for national qualifications, pupils could be questioned on LGBTI topics during final exams, Herald Scotland reports.


Scottish education secretary John Swinney told the Scottish Parliament: “Scotland is already considered one of the most progressive countries in Europe for LGBTI equality. I am delighted to announce we will be the first country in the world to have LGBTI-inclusive education embedded within the curriculum.”

Stressing that the changes will apply to all Scottish state schools, with no opt-outs, the minister added: “I am aware that some may say that LGBTI inclusive education could undermine the values of their faiths or beliefs. I do not take this view.

“Human rights and the values of respect and tolerance are universal. Children and young people should feel happy, safe, respected and included in their learning environment, and all staff should be proactive in promoting positive relationships and behaviour in the playground, classroom, and society.”

But Simon Calvert, deputy director of the Christian Institute, said that while parents, pupils and teachers are united in wanting to see bullying stamped out, he argued they “don’t want to see controversial political agendas embedded across the curriculum”.

He said in a statement: “There are a diversity of beliefs about LGBT issues in Scotland. The approach adopted by the Scottish Government assumes there is only one acceptable view.

“What this means is that children from families who do not share this commitment to radical LGBT politics will be made to feel isolated in their schools.

“LGBT activists are often highly intolerant of traditional religious views and the people who hold them.”

Some groups have argued that the changes do not go far enough, however, with the National Secular Society (NSS) asserting that the organisation was “somewhat concerned by the lack of explicit mention of sex education [in] the recommendations.”

“We have found that it was not uncommon for Catholic schools to explicitly teach that homosexual acts are morally wrong or ‘disordered’,” NSS chief Stephen Evans wrote in a letter to Mr Swinney.

“We therefore seek your urgent assurance that the Scottish Government’s commitment to LGBTI-inclusive education will include a commitment to LGBTI-inclusive relationships and sex education, and that religious groups will in no way be allowed to impede the delivery.”

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