If you or your child suffers from eczema, you’re not alone.

Around one in five* children and one in twelve adults are affected by this distressing skin condition.  Over the years Kinetico have helped many eczema sufferers by installing a water softener.  This is because people with eczema find that their skin can improve once they have installed a water softener, particularly if they live in a hard water area. Hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium which can irritate the skin of some people.  And if you live in a hard water area you will tend to use more soap and detergent when washing clothes and bathing/showering and these products can irritate the skin of those with eczema.

Water softeners have an ‘ion exchange’ system which works to remove the irritating calcium and magnesium salts from the water, thus eliminating the hardness.

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* Source: National Eczema Society 2001



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