What Are Trihalomethanes (THM)?
When water is chlorinated, the process of disinfection results in four chemicals: chloroform, bromoform, dibromochloromethane, and bromodichloromethane. This group of chemicals is collectively classified as trihalomethanes. Trihalomethanes are not healthy to ingest - and the Environmental Protection Agency has mandated that the level of THMs in water should be lower than 80 parts per billion
How to Remove Trihalomethanes
From Drinking Water
Activated carbon filtration has been recognized by experts as an effective method for the treatment of THMs in drinking water. Through a combination of mechanisms including mechanical filtration, physiochemical adsorption, and electtrokinetic adsorption, Multipure's solid carbon block filters can reduce the presence of THMs 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 Trihalomethanes From My Water?
Trihalomethanes are non-naturally-occurring chemicals and environmental pollutants. The EPA has classified many THMs as Cancer Group B carcinogens, with a possible increase in bladder or colorectal cancer over a lifetime of drinking water with high concentrations of THMs.
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If you are interested in a system to protect your drinking water from THMs or other contaminants, please contact your local Multipure Independent Builder for more information.