What Are Haloacetic Acids (HAAs)?
Haloacetic Acids (HAAs) are among the disinfection byproducts caused by the chlorination water treatment process. The five main HAAs are monochloracetic acid, dichloracetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, monobromacetic acid, and dibromoacetic acid. Because all of these HAAs can create health issues in high doses, the EPA only allows 60 parts per billion in water.
How Does Multipure Protect You
From Haloacetic Acids?
Multipure's solid carbon block filters use a combination of mechanisms including mechanical filtration, physiochemical adsorption, and electtrokinetic adsorption to reduce the presence of HAAs as well as other DBPs and contaminants like asbestos, cysts, particulates, lead, mercury, PCBs, radon, toxaphine, and chlorine.
Multipure's Aqualuxe, Aquaperform, Aquaversa, and Aquadome 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.
Why Do I Need to Remove Haloacetic
Acids From My Water?
Haloacetic acids are extremely dangerous - probably the most dangerous of all water disinfection byproducts. If your water contains the federal limit of haloacetic acids, your chance of developing cancer is 1 in 10,000. The longer you are exposed to the federal limit, the better your chance of developing cancer. HAAs also present great risks for pregnant women.
Although high levels of direct exposure to HAAs through your drinking water is unlikely, its occurrence can result in red and irritated skin and eyes, as well as difficulty breathing.
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If you are interested in a system to protect your drinking water from HAAs or other contaminants, please contact your local Multipure Independent Builder for more information.