What Are Pesticides?
Pesticides are synthetic organic chemicals (SOC) particularly designed to kill insects and other pests that may destroy food supplies. Pesticides can enter groundwater through agricultural runoff, and although many generally possess low toxicity to humans, other pesticides can be highly toxic. The EPA considers each pesticide a separate contaminant in regards to acceptable standards for drinking water.
How Does Multipure Protect
You From Pesticides?
It is generally accepted that activated carbon filtration is the best method of treating organic compounds - such as pesticides - in drinking 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 organic compounds, as well as other 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 Pesticides
From My Water?
Quite simply, pesticides are poison. They are designed to kill. Even though they are not considered to be particularly dangerous to humans in low doses, they are certainly not healthy. If you don't want to eat foods with pesticides on them, why would you want to drink pesticide-laced water?
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If you are interested in a system to protect your drinking water from pesticides or other contaminants, please contact your local Multipure Independent Builder for more information.