What Is Arsenic?
Arsenic is a highly toxic element that has been classified as a carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency. Since arsenic does not usually dissolve in water, it typically only gets into the water supply as runoff from agricultural operations or from metallurgical or mining operations. Commercial-grade phosphate dumped into the water may also have arsenic in it.
The Maximum Contaminant Level the EPA allows for arsenic is 0.05 mg/l, but for health reasons you should have no arsenic in your water at all.
How Does Multipure Protect
You From Arsenic?
Multipure's Aqualuxe and Aquaperform drinking water systems utilize a specially-formulated solid carbon block filter to remove Arsenic-V (pentavalent arsenic). Through the process of adsorption, the filter forces the contaminants to "stick" to the filter as the water passes through, thus removing it from the water stream. Through a combination of mechanisms including mechanical filtration, physiochemical adsorption, and electtrokinetic adsorption, Multipure's solid carbon block filters can reduce not only Arsenic-V, but also the presence of other contaminants like asbestos, cysts, particulates, lead, mercury, PCBs, radon, toxaphine, and chlorine.
Multipure's Aqualuxe and Aquaperform drinking water systems are NSF-certified and tested according to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 (Aesthetic Effects), 53 (Health Effects), and 401 (Emerging Contaminants) for the reduction of arsenic and many other toxins. NSF Certification is a very stringent quality assurance protocol that assures that our arsenic water filter systems are structurally sound and meet the contaminant reduction claims we make. Maintaining NSF Certification requires continuous quality testing, so you can be confident that our products are effective as an arsenic removal filter for your drinking water.
Why Do I Need to Remove Arsenic
From My Water?
Arsenic is a naturally occurring chemical element that is highly poisonous and has been evaluated by the EPA as a carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). Arsenic in water is often undetectable by taste, appearance, or odor, and by its nature can be very harmful to anyone who drinks it.
Order Your Water Filtration System Now
Multipure offers products to treat arsenic as well as other harmful contaminants in drinking water. If you are interested in ordering an Aqualuxe, Aquaperform, or any of our products designed to suit your water filtration needs, contact your local Multipure Independent Builder for more information.