Dear Multipure Builders,

According to a September article in Time magazine, researchers discovered that 83% of the world’s tap water contains plastic fibers. In the United States, this number jumps to 94%! Of all the U.S. water samples tested in this study, nine out of ten contained plastic!

Microscopic plastic fragments enter the water supply in multiple ways, from synthetic fiber clothing, tire dust, microbeads, or fragments of larger pieces of plastic. For the most part, this plastic is non-biodegradable, and the effects of micro plastic in the human body remain to be determined. Now consider that approximately 300 million tons of plastic are produced annually, and you can see just how big a problem this can be.  

Think about this: The U.S. started chlorinating city water in 1904, which was instrumental in saving millions of lives from bacteria-related illnesses. But, it took 70 years for researchers to determine and report that chlorine reacted with organic matter in the water to create carcinogenic substances (e.g., TTHMs); the long-term side effects of consuming tap water containing cancer-causing substances are still being felt today. Note that the 2009 Presidential Cancer Panel recommended drinking tap water that has been filtered by a carbon filter to reduce exposure to carcinogens. But if the research and response to chlorinated water and its impact on health took 70 years, how long will it take to determine and respond to the health effects of drinking water contaminated with plastic fibers?

Although we do not yet know the health risks from drinking tap water containing plastic fibers, common sense tells us that we probably should not consume plastic fibers, and we probably should avoid being human guinea pigs. Fortunately, thanks to Multipure, many of us are not.

In the Silent Spring Institute’s study on breast cancer, they recommend drinking tap water that has been filtered by a carbon block in order to reduce your risk of exposure to carcinogens. As many of you know, when it comes to removing contaminants from drinking water, a Multipure carbon block filter is superior to other filters made from carbon, and even moreso than those consisting of loose carbon. Multipure’s superior carbon block quality applies just as strongly to microscopic fibers in tap water.

As Multipure users, you know that you, personally, are being protected from the plastic fibers that have been found in tap water. But what about your family, friends, or neighbors? Don’t let them be exposed to the possible adverse health effects of consuming plastic fibers. Don’t let them be exposed to the adverse health effects of disinfectant byproducts caused by chlorine. Instead, educate everyone you know about the potential risk of drinking unfiltered tap water. Let them know that having a Multipure system not only protects you from drinking plastic fibers, but also protects you from consuming other harmful drinking water contaminants such as TTHMs.

Don’t let the American public and the people of the world become human guinea pigs!

Be sure to share your knowledge, and of course: Talk to People, Talk to People. Talk to People.


Alvin Rice