Reduces: lead, mercury, atrazine, lindane, cysts, asbestos, turbidity, chlorine (taste and odour), sediment and rust - some filters are specifically designed to filter chlorine (taste and odour), sediment and rust only
Single-stage is designed for families of three or less and dual-stage is designed for families of four or more
Single-stage and dual-stage filtration systems are designed to be installed under your kitchen sink
Look for the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) logo to ensure the unit is certified. NSF is an independent testing organization that measures the effectiveness of water filtration products.
No single water purification system will filter out all microorganisms, VOCs, metals and chlorine from your home water supply. Instead, use a combination of these systems to achieve the most effective results. Also, each faucet used to provide drinking water should have its own filtration unit.
Water softeners containing exchanged sodium ions may pose health risks for people with high blood pressure and heart disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
It varies by manufacturer and model. Carbon filters generally last anywhere from two to six months; please refer to the manufacturer's manual.
No, a UV system able to treat the water for a typical house will consume about the same amount of energy as a 60-watt light bulb.
The germicidal energy of ultraviolet light destroys harmful microorganisms by attacking their genetic core (DNA). This powerful dose of UV light eliminates their ability to reproduce, and the organisms simply die.
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