Contaminant Reduction List

Contaminants mechanically filtered by the Solid Carbon Block filter:

      asbestos – mineral once used in building insulation; known to cause cancer
    •  cysts – dormant microorganisms that may include bacteria and parasites
    •  particulates – miscellaneous physical particles that can cause turbidity
(general water cloudiness)

Contaminants chemically adsorbed or reduced by the Solid Carbon Block filter:

      chlordane – used as a pesticide
    •  lead and mercury – types of metals; known neurotoxins that can poison the blood,
nervous system, and brain

    •  MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) – used as a gasoline additive
    •  PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) – a fluid used in many electrical components
    •  Radon – a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless gas
    •  toxaphene – a banned, highly toxic insecticide
    •  VOCs – volatile organic compounds

Contaminants reduced through chemical reaction:

    •  chlorine and chloramine – chemicals often used as disinfectants

Detailed Contaminant Reduction List

Multipure® Drinking Water Systems are NSF certified, and tested according to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 (Aesthetics), 53 (Health Effects) and 401 for the reduction of:

  Arsenic V*
  Bisphenol A**
  Cyst (Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Entamoeba, Toxoplasma)
  Nonyl phenol**
  Particulate matter, Class I (0.5 micron)
  Volatile Organic Chemicals (listed below):
    o  Alachlor
    o  Atrazine
    o  Benzene
    o  Carbofuran
    o  Carbon Tetrachloride
    o  Chlorobenzene
    o  Chloropicrin
    o  2,4-D (Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid)
    o  Dibromochloropropane
    o  o-Dichlorobenzene
    o  p-Dichlorobenzene
    o  1,2-Dichloroethane
    o  1,1-Dichloroethylene
    o  cis-1,2-dichloroethylene
    o  trans-1,2-dichloroethylene
    o  1,2 Dichloropropane
    o  cis-1,3-Dichloropropylene
    o  Dinoseb
    o  Endrin
    o  Ethylbenzene
    o  Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
    o  Haloacetonitriles (HAN):
        -  Bromochloroacetonitrile
        -  Dibromoacetonitrile
        -  Dichloroacetonitrile
        -  Trichloroacetonitrile
    o  Haloketones (HK):
        -  1,1-dichloro-2-propanone
        -  1,1,1-trichloro-2-propanone
    o  Heptachlor
    o  Heptachlor Epoxide
    o  Hexachlorobutadiene
    o  Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
    o  Lindane
    o  Methoxychlor
    o  Pentachlorophenol
    o  Simazine
    o  Styrene
    o  1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
    o  Tetrachloroethylene
    o  Toluene
    o  2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
    o  Tribromoacetic acid
    o  1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
    o  1,1,1-Trichloroethane
    o  1,1,2-Trichloroethane
    o  Trichloroethylene
    o  Trihalomethanes (TTHM):
        -  Chloroform (surrogate chemical)
        -  Bromoform
        -  Bromodichloromethane
        -  Dibromochloromethane
    o  Xylenes (total)

*Multipure Aquaperform models are certified to reduce Arsenic V. Multipure Aquaversa and Aquadome models do not reduce Arsenic V; however, they reduce all other contaminants listed.

**Multipure Aquadome and Aquaversa models only.

The list of contaminants that Multipure Drinking Water Systems reduce does not mean that these substances are present in your tap water. Be sure to check for compliance with state and local laws and regulations.