All the water that comes through your tap goes through a disinfection process for your protection. This disinfection process is vital to providing you with healthy drinking water, as it destroys dangerous bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microorganisms. Unfortunately, when disinfection products like chlorine interact with other compounds in water, it can form other chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBP). DBPs include such harmful contaminants like trihalomethanes, and are regulated by the EPA to limit the allowable amount in your tap water.
Multipure's solid carbon block filters use a combination of mechanisms including mechanical filtration, physiochemical adsorption, and electtrokinetic adsorption to reduce the presence of DBPs as well as other contaminants like asbestos, cysts, particulates, lead, mercury, PCBs, toxaphine, and chlorine.
Multipure's Aqualuxe, Aquaperform, and Aquaversa drinking water systems are NSF-certified according to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 (Aesthetic Effects), 53 (Health Effects), and 401 (Emerging Contaminants) for the reduction of dozens of contaminants. NSF Certification is a very high standard of quality, so you can be confident that our filters do exactly what we say they do.
Although the EPA endeavors to make sure the amount of DBPs in your drinking water is at safe levels, high levels of DBPs have been linked to bladder cancer, poor reproductive health, and other health issues. While research is still ongoing, it is certainly a worthwhile precaution to make sure you and your family ingest as few DBPs as possible.
If you are interested in a system to protect your drinking water from DBPs or other contaminants, please check out Multipure's Drinking Water Systems below or contact your local Multipure Independent Builder for more information.