24 Aug '11, 5pm

Some contaminants in your water won't be removed by a normal countertop #water filter. How to choose: #green

Some contaminants in your water won't be removed by a normal countertop #water filter. How to choose: #green

Bad tastes and odors, including chlorine. An activated carbon filter bearing NSF Standard 53 certification will filter out most pollutants of concern, including heavy metals such as copper, lead and mercury; disinfection byproducts; parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium ; pesticides; radon; and volatile organic chemicals such as methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE), dichlorobenzene and trichloroethylene (TCE). But be advised, there are contaminants, for example perchlorate, a rocket fuel ingredient, which a simple countertop filter will not be able to remove. Use the searchable directory in step #2 below to find the right filters for you.

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/living/waterair/select-right-filter.asp

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