Opinions are divided as to whether taking a shower or bathing in the bathtub is more environmentally friendly or shall we say less damaging to the environment. Water use is most important in this respect. If you take a long shower, it is possibly more detrimental for the environment than if you submerge yourself in a half-filled bathtub. The use of warm water is expensive and therefore it should not be used in excess. Daily bathing of everybody in a large family can cost enormous sums on a monthly basis. Each family has to discover what is most advantageous for them, and to bear in mind that water is neither a free nor inexhaustible resource.
In the case of elderly or sick people, all kinds of helpful gadgets are available such as a grind on the bathtub and at the shower. Non-slippery mats are also extremely useful, because many accidents happen when someone slips during or after the shower/bath.
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir „Baðkar“, Náttúran.is: June 21, 2007 URL: http://natturan.is/d/2007/06/21/bakar/ [Skoðað:July 3, 2020]Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.
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