Some tap water is known to contain trace levels of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, mood stabilizers and hormones.1
In March 2008, the Associated Press published a report that found various pharmaceutical compounds in the water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas across the United States. The numbers don't stop there. Trace levels of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, mood stabilizers and hormones have been identified in the tap water serving over 51 million Americans.1 In fact, many water treatment facilities may not be able to remove all of these types of manufactured compounds or substances.
PUR and Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
PUR faucet filters reduce up to 10x more drinking water contaminants than the leading filtration brand's pitcher.2 PUR faucet filters are able to remove trace levels of pharmaceuticals by 99%.3 It's all about giving you and your family clean and healthy water.
PUR REDUCES TRACE LEVELS OF FIVE DIFFERENT PHARMACEUTICALS
Including prednisone, prednisolone, progesterone and cortisol.
Including fluoxetine, prescribed to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders.
Including ibuprofen and naproxen.
Including ciprofloxacin, used to prevent certain infections caused by bacteria, as well as sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, which are used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections including pneumonia, and urinary tract and intestinal infections.
Including meprobamate, a treatment used to relieve nervousness or tension that exceeds stress of everyday life.
1 US News & World Report. "Tons of Released Drugs Taint US Water." Available at: http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2009/04/19/tons-of-released-drugs-taint-us-water
2 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.
3 Based on manufacturer testing for reduction in trace levels of 12 pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals may not be present in all users' water.