Radiant Wash® Shower Filter
Independent Tests Reveal:
Radiant Wash® is the world's
#1 Ranked Shower Filter (see below)
Replacement cartridges (filters) also available Here
Why Use a Shower Filter?
As you may know, chlorine in our shower water damages skin and hair and can pose other serious health risks.
Bottom Line - because "a long, hot shower can be dangerous. Toxic chemicals can be inhaled in high concentrations."
Dr. John Andelman PhD.
A must read >>> Dangers of your Morning Shower
- Radiant Wash® is capable of working continuously up to 100 hours, regardless of the flow rate or quality of your water, and performs effectively in cold, warm and hot water.
- Radiant Wash completely neutralizes all chlorine and chloramine molecules; preventing the molecules from being inhaled and absorbed into your body.
- Radiant Wash lasts 2-3 times LONGER than many traditional shower filters.
- Radiant Wash is 100% organic.
- Radiant Wash will significantly improve the condition of your skin and texture of your hair.
- Radiant Wash works effectively on any temperature water, regardless of water quality.
- Radiant Wash can effectively de-chlorinate over 20,000 gallons of water.
- Radiant Wash allows the flow rate of the shower head to be roughly the same before and after it is installed.
- Radiant Wash filter works with all standard size pipes and shower heads.
- Radiant Wash is environmentally safe and meets the de-chlorinating requirements of the Environmental Protection Act's (EPA) Clean Water standards.
- Radiant Wash filter performance was evaluated by Western Analytical Laboratories, Inc. (WAL). WAL has been fully certified by the State of California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program. WAL's analytical methods meet or exceed U.S. E.P.A. standards for environmental testing.
What is Wrong with other Shower Filters?
In an activated carbon filter (AC), chlorine is attracted to and held (absorbed) into the surface of the carbon particles. AC filters have been shown to be effective in reducing certain organic chemicals and chlorine in cold water. Unfortunately, the efficiency of absorption is quickly nullified when the water becomes warm. (Radiant Wash® works as well in hot or cold water).
In addition, some activated carbon shower filters can become clogged very quickly by the dirt it is meant to stop. As soon as this occurs, it immediately starts to supply dirty water. Due to these flaws, the lifetime of an activated carbon shower filter can be very short.
KDF, another widely used de-chlorination filter, is comprised of copper and zinc. It removes chlorine by reversing the electrochemical process that originally separated the chlorine from sodium. It cannot, however, remove chloramines, another toxic chemical.
Unlike Radiant Wash®, the efficiency of some KDF filters depends on the temperature of the water. KDF shower filters can also be affected by water pressure. When the water pressure is low, water simply cannot pass through the filter contents effectively.
The major problem of KDF shower filters is that the lifetime of the filter depends on the quality of the water passing through it. This is truly a catch-22. A water filter is needed most when our water quality is bad. Dirt can quickly cover the surface of the KDF filter which, in turn, makes the filter less effective almost immediately.
Other shower filter manufacturers use sulfur-based compounds such as calcium sulfite or sodium sulfite (or sulfate) as de-chlorinating agents. The addition of excess sulfite and sulfate chemicals to our water supplies has always been a concern. These sulfur-based compounds can be toxic to humans.
Radiant Wash® filters shows exceptional performance in dirty water; under hot AND cold temperatures.
Radiant Wash® is also more environmentally conscious than traditional activated carbon, KDF or sulfur-based chemicals such as calcium (or sodium) sulfite or sulfate.
Vitamin-C is not toxic to humans and is known to boost the immune system and improve skin and hair.
Benefits of Vitamin C
Radiant Wash® is a specialty shower filter that utilizes the power of Vitamin-C to neutralize 100% of the chlorine and chloramines in your bath and shower water. (U.S. Patent Pending 10/268486)
It is widely known that Vitamin-C is a powerful anti-oxidant inside the human body. What is not well-known is that Vitamin-C also acts as a neutralizing agent when it comes into contact with chlorine and chloramine.
The Vitamin-C Radiant Wash® provides an additional source of Vitamin-C; an essential nutrient for a healthy body.
Contains 230 grams of high quality Vitamin-C.
RADIANT WASH Shower Filters utilize ascorbic acid chemistry for de-chlorination. Vitamin-C does not hold the chlorine; it neutralizes chlorine from an toxic substance into a harmless compound.
In more simple terms, Vitamin-C changes chlorine and chloramine from something that can cause you harm to things that cause NO HARM. Our filter effectively removes the harmful affects of chlorine and chloramine from your water source.
Vitamin C is known for building a strong immune system and as a nutrient for skin and hair. The use of Vitamin C is more environmentally conscious than traditional activated carbon, KDF or sulfur-based chemicals such as calcium (or sodium) sulfite or sulfate. Vitamin C is not toxic to humans and is safe for the tenderest skin.
Radiant Wash® vitamin C shower filter lets you enjoy chlorine-free, odorless, clean and nutrient-rich showers year round.
Radiant Wash® uses the newest technology of Vitamin C filtration to dechlorinate your shower or bath water. We are proud to announce that independent testing has proven Radiant Wash® to be the "most effective shower filter on the market for removing harmful chlorine and chlorine products."
Because of this superior chlorine removal, you will see changes in the way your hair and skin feel, including...
... healthier, younger-looking skin
... softer, more manageable hair
... relief from dry skin and scalp
... less fading on color-treated hair
Radiant Wash® works for any water temperature or water pressure -- and its effective working life does not depend on the quality of your water.
See the Independent Lab Results HERE.
Special Price $39.95
An independent review tested the top 8 shower filter brands under real world conditions. Tests include before and after total residual chlorine (a combination of free chlorine and chloramine) levels using a digital chlorine meter to measure the results. The shower filters are tested for their ability to remove both free and combined chlorine in an actual residential shower unit. This review puts to the test various manufacturer's claims, as to the effectiveness of their chlorine shower filters.
Radiant Wash® shower filter ranks the Number One best shower filter on the market. Here's the summary:
"I love the way my hair and skin feels now! Bye bye Chicago water! A+." Nancy Nguyen, Chicago, IL
"My 2nd filter, great for soft skin and shiny, smooth hair." Sheryl Horst Warren, IN
"It's our experience that the Radiant Wash® filter helps keep hair color from fading. It keeps red and copper colors lasting longer, and prevents brassy tones in the blonds (especially for streaks)". Magali Messager, Coiffure Trixx Salon, Montreal
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Radiant Wash's filtering material?
Each Radiant Wash® filter contains 100% Pharmaceutical Grade Vitamin-C. The Vitamin-C used in a Radiant Wash® filter is 100% natural and is an excellent source of Vitamin-C for strengthening and improving the condition of your body, skin and hair.
How does Radiant Wash® remove chlorine and chloramines from water?
Radiant Wash® utilizes ascorbic acid chemistry for de-chlorination. Vitamin-C does not hold the chlorine; it neutralizes chlorine from an element into a harmless compound. In more simple terms, Vitamin-C changes chlorine and chloramine from things that can cause harm to your body to things that cause NO HARM to your body.
Has Vitamin-C ever been used to de-chlorinate water?
Yes. Vitamin-C de-chlorination has a lengthy and proven history. It has been used by the EPA for the de-chlorination of lab samples. In the medical industry, it is the standard for critical applications such as dialysis, where the introduction of chlorinated water would be catastrophic.
Is there any scientific evidence that Vitamin-C can be used in de-chlorination?
Yes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Risk Management Research Laboratory demonstrated that Vitamin-C is a safe and fast de-chlorination agent. Click Research for detailed information. Radiant Wash® has also obtained certified EPA laboratory testing to prove that our filters work!
How much Vitamin is in the Radiant Wash® filter?
There are 230 grams of natural Vitamin-C in each Radiant Wash® shower filter. This is enough Vitamin-C to de-chlorinate your shower water for 100 straight hours (over 15,000 gallons of water). Radiant Wash® filters can last up to one year!
Is the Radiant Wash® filter easy to install?
Yes. Simply install the filter between your shower head and the wall outlet.
Do Radiant Wash® filters require maintenance?
No. Radiant Wash® does not need any maintenance. You simply install it and enjoy chlorine-free showers.
Do I have to back flush the Radiant Wash® filter?
No, back flushing is not required or recommended when using Radiant Wash® filters.
How do I know when to change the shower filter?
Radiant Wash® filters have a transparent window under the filter. You can actually see the Vitamin-C crystals through this window. Once all of the Vitamin-C crystals have dissolved, your filter is good for one additional month. This is the time to order your next filter.
Will the Radiant Wash® filter reduce the flow rate of my shower?
No. There is no noticeable flow rate change found before and after the Radiant Wash® filter is installed.
Does the performance and life of the Radiant Wash® filter depend on temperature or pressure of water?
No. The Radiant Wash® filter works for any water temperature (hot or cold), any water pressure (high or low), and any quality of water.
Do I need a special shower head to use Radiant Wash® filters?
No. Feel free to use any standard-size shower head.
What is the warranty of the Radiant Wash® shower filter?
Radiant Wash® filters come with a one year warranty against any defects in the filter case. Your filter will last at least six months, depending on the size of your family.
Special Price $39.95
ASCORBIC ACID REDUCTION OF RESIDUAL ACTIVE CHLORINE IN POTABLE WATER PRIOR TO HALOCARBOXYLATE DETERMINATION JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 2 (3): 253-2562000
Urbansky ET, Freeman DM, Rubio FJ US EPA, Off Res &amp;amp; Dev, Natl Rick Management Res Lab, Water Supply Water Resources Div, Cincinnati, OH 45268 USA
In studies on the formation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs), it is necessary to scavenge residual active (oxidizing) chlorine in order to rx the chlorination byproducts (such as haloethanoates) at a point in time. Such research projects often have distinct needs from requirements for regulatory compliance monitoring. Thus, methods designed for compliance monitoring are not always directly applicable, but must be adapted. This research describes an adaptation of EPA Method 552 in which ascorbic acid treatment is shown to be a satisfactory means for reducing residual oxidizing chlorine, i.e., HOCl, ClO-, and Cl-2, prior to determining concentrations of halocarboxylates. Ascorbic acid rapidly reduces oxidizing chlorine compounds, and it has the advantage of producing inorganic halides and dehydroascorbic acid as opposed to halogenated organic molecules as byproducts. In deionized water and a sample of chlorinated tap water, systematic biases relative to strict adherence to Method 552 were precise and could be corrected for using similarly treated standards and analyte-fortified (spiked) samples. This was demonstrated for the quantitation of chloroethanoate, bromoethanoate, 2,2-dichloropropanoate (dalapon), trichloroethanoate, bromochloroethanoate, and bromodichloroethanoate when extracted, as the acids, into tert-butyl methyl ether (MTBE) and esterified with diazomethane prior to gas chromatography with electron capture detection (GC-ECD). Recoveries for chloroethanoate, bromoethanoate, dalapon, dichloroethanoate, trichloroethanoate, bromochloroethanoate, bromodichloroethanoate, dibromoethanoate, and 2-bromopropanoate at concentrations near the lower limit of detection were acceptable. Ascorbic acid reduction appears to be the best option presently available when there is a need to quench residual oxidants fast in a DBP formation study without generating other halospecies but must be implemented cautiously to ensure no untoward interactions in the matrix.
ASCORBIC ACID REDUCTION OF ACTIVE CHLORINE PRIOR TO DETERMINE AMES MUTAGENICITY OF CHLORINATED NATURAL ORGANIC MATTER (NOM) JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 2 (3): 253-256 2000
Urbansky ET, Schenck KM US EPA, Off Res &amp;amp; Dev, Natl Rick Management Res Lab, Water Supply &amp;amp; Water Resources Div, Cincinnati, OH 45268 USA
Many potable water disinfection byproducts (DBPs) that result from the reaction of natural organic matter (NOM) with oxidizing chlorine are known or suspected to be carcinogenic and mutagenic. The Ames assay is routinely used to assess an overall level of mutagenicity for all compounds in samples from potable water supplies or laboratory studies of DBP formation. Reduction of oxidizing disinfectants is required since these compounds can kill the bacteria or react with the agar, producing chlorinated byproducts. When mutagens are collected by passing potable water through adsorbing resins, active chlorine compounds react with the resin, producing undesirable mutagenic artifacts. The bioanalytical and chemoanalytical needs of drinking water DBP studies required a suitable reductant. Many of the candidate compounds failed to meet those needs, including 2,4-hexadienoic (sorbic) acid, 2,4-pentanedione (acetylacetone), 2-butenoic (crotonic) acid, 2-butenedioic (maleic and fumaric) acids and buten-2-ol (crotyl alcohol). Candidates were rejected if they (1) reacted too slowly with active chlorine, (2) formed mutagenic byproducts, or (3) interfered in the quantitation of known chlorination DBPs. L-Ascorbic acid reacts rapidly and stoichiometrically with active chlorine and has limited interactions with halogenated DBPs. In this work, we found no interference from L-ascorbic acid or its oxidation product (dehydroascorbic acid) in mutagenicity assays of chlorinated NOM using Salmonella typhimurium TA100, with or without metabolic activation (S9). This was demonstrated for both aqueous solutions of chlorinated NOM and concentrates derived from the involatile, ether-extractable chlorinated byproducts of those solutions.
Chlorine and Chloramine
To better appreciate the power of using a vitamin as the dechlorination agent in the Vitashower Shower Filter, the hazards in our water supplies must be better understood. These dangers are real and should not be overlooked or accepted by the general public.
Chlorine is universally used to chemically disinfect public water systems because of its toxic effect on harmful germs, bacteria and disease-causing organisms. As defined above, chlorine is a toxic gas. With greater exposure to toxic chlorine contained in water supplies, the potential health dangers increase.
During the bathing process, chlorine evaporates out of the water and is inhaled. This toxic gas can also spread through the house and be inhaled by others. Some reports claim that as much chlorine enters the body by inhaling steamy chlorinated shower vapors or through the open pores of the skin as that which enters the body by drinking chlorinated water during the entire day. This increased exposure to the adverse effects of chlorine by household residents can be from 6 to 100 times more than medically recommended.
Chlorine also attacks the skin and skin oils, creating a dermal drying effect. Shower water can also cause or worsen skin irritations and rashes as well as drying the skin. Showering and bathing in chlorinated water will also result in the breakage of hair shafts. Because chlorine is absorbed into the body through the skin, additional physical problems can ensue. Chlorinated water can also irritate eyes, leaving them red, itchy and burning. Inhaling the toxic steam can aggravate the sinuses and lungs. Chloramine, although a more stable compound, contains chlorine and ammonia and is also used to control bacteria in water systems. Its harmful effects are similar to chlorine.
Advantages of Vitamin over Traditional Technologies
Vitamin C dechlorination has a lengthy history. It has been used in EPA and APHA methods for the dechlorination of lab samples. In the medical industry, it is the standard for critical applications such as dialysis, where the introduction of chlorinated water or toxic chemical would be catastrophic. Breeders of rare fish also choose this method of dechlorination. Most recently, Vitamin dechlorination is being used in the treatment of water. It fully neutralizes both chlorine and chloramines.
There are several powerful arguments for using Vitamin C instead of KDF, activated carbon or sulfur-based compounds as dechlorination agents. Vitashower utilizes ascorbic acid chemistry for dechlorination. It is made with an essential vitamin for humans and many animals, known to boost the immune system, improve the condition of human skin and hair. It is also the safest and least toxic of dechlorination agents.
Research by the US Environmental Protection Agency found that L-Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) reacts rapidly and stoichiometrically with active chlorine and has limited interactions with disinfection byproducts. They found no interference from L-ascorbic acid or its oxidation product (dehydroascorbic acid) in mutagenicity assays of chlorinated NOM using Salmonella typhimurium TA100, with or without metabolic activation.
The statements enclosed herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products mentioned on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your family doctor.