There are many harmful substances such as aluminum and copper that tend to find their way into your water supply and contaminate it. These harmful substances can cause a range of illnesses from cancer to mental disability. Hence there is a growing demand for water filters this article will highlight that effectiveness of the water filters available. Where we do a Brita vs. ZeroWater vs. other filters available.
For aluminum research shows that most water filters actually use methods that actually increase the level of aluminum in your water. Only one filter has been tested to remove 100% for the aluminum present which was ZeroWater. Copper removal ranged from a low of 8.6% to a higher of 99.1%.The average copper removal rate was 44.8%.Copper is associated with mental insanity if consumed in very high quantities. Many homes still contain copper pipes, causing copper contamination of tap water.
Arsenic removal ranges from 12.1% to 99.3%, with an average removal of 42.6%.Arsenic is a cancer-causing metal that’s linked to cancer and organ damage. It’s a common contaminant in well water. Mercury is an extremely toxic heavy metal that can cause brain damage, kidney damage and reproductive damage because mercury is a “sticky” element; it’s the easiest to remove of all. Removal rates ranged from 62.4% (Culligan) to a high of 99.7% (Waterman Mini).Average mercury removal across all the filters was 88.5%.
In the end our last research was to check how well radioactive materials can be eliminated. Removing radioactive uranium isotopes from drinking water is a crucial survival strategy following a nuclear incident. Only two filters we tested showed an ability to remove substantial amounts of uranium: Zero Water and the Waterman Portable Alkaline Water Purifier.