Heavy metals such as lead may get into your water from the pipes and plumbing coming into your home. Let PUR filters remove 99% of lead before it comes out of your faucet.1
Heavy Metals and Your Health
The health effects of excessive exposure to these heavy metals can be serious, especially for young children and babies. It can cause delays in physical and mental development. Also, adults may potentially be impacted by heavy metals with kidney problems and high blood pressure when exposed to levels above the EPA maximum contaminant level for extended periods of time.2
PUR Faucet Filters and Heavy Metals in Water
The EPA estimates that 20% of human exposure to lead happens with their drinking water.3 Which is why it's so important to us, at PUR, to create products that provide you and your family the clean water they deserve. PUR faucet filters reduce many heavy metals that may be found in drinking water. In addition, PUR faucet filters reduce up to 10x more drinking water contaminants than the leading filtration brand's pitcher.4
HEAVY METALS IN WATER AND THEIR EFFECTS ON YOUR HEALTH:
Lead can come from corrosion of plumbing and pipes going into your home. It also can get into the water supply through erosion of natural deposits. Exposure to lead has been linked to delays in physical or mental development in children. In adults, lead exposure may potentially cause kidney problems and high blood pressure when exposed to levels above the EPA maximum-contaminant level for extended periods of time.2 Children, infants and pregnant women are even more susceptible to the damages caused by lead ingestion.
Unlike many other contaminants, lead can't be boiled out of water. Boiling water actually increases the lead concentration by evaporating water and leaving lead behind. That's why it's so important to take the preventative steps necessary, like filtering the water used to make baby formula, to limit the exposure of lead to infants and children.
Mercury is a liquid metal that gets into the water from sources including natural deposits, refinery and factory discharge, and landfill runoff. Exposure to excessive amounts of mercury may potentially cause kidney damage when exposed to levels above the EPA maximum-contaminant level for extended periods of time.5
1 This system meets the lead reduction requirements for compliance under NSF/ANSI Standard 53 (2005) as tested by PACE Analytical Services, Inc.
4 Based on comparison of a 3 Stage Faucet Mount Filter – model RF 9999 vs. leading competitor's model OB03 pitcher filter. As of 4/1/10; seeking certification is brand's choice.