Q: How do we know our filters do what we claim?

A: Independent, 3rd Party Laboratory Testing

We test our products according to the most Rigorous EPA, ANSI & NSF standards for drinking water.

ClearlyFiltered products have been tested by EPA certified laboratories who specialize in water quality analysis. Our filters have been tested to meet or exceed the NSF standards 42 & 53 for drinking water.

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FILTER TESTING REPORT
Report # 16-429-01 (Clearly Filtered Water Pitcher Filter)
Report Date: 02/27/2017
Customer Name: Clearly Filtered.



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Up to One Hundred gallons of tap water was added to a Tank and spiked with a prepared Standard Contaminant Solution; the tap water and Solution were mixed well. An initial influent reading was taken to obtain pre-filter contaminant levels.

The spiked Solution was then passed through the Filter element and tested following the approved EPA Methods; the contaminants in the tap water were reduced and the result was recorded. Also reported are percent removals for each parameter.

The observed results are summarized in Table 1 below.


INTRODUCTION

Test was performed to determine filter efficacy on tap water contaminants. All data represents the filter’s performance as seen in a controlled laboratory setting. Testing was performed in accordance with approved EPA, ANSI or NSF testing protocols for drinking water. All laboratory equipment has been calibrated to ensure repeatability and accuracy.


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PROCEDURE

Solutions were prepared and stored in a sterile holding Tank before being passed through the Filter. Readings were taken before and after the Filter element to determine the efficacy of the Filter on the contaminant or category of contaminants using the approved protocols for drinking water.
The maximum average removal percentage observed was 99.7% among the contaminants tested.


LAB EQUIPMENT

Unico Spectrophotometer
Hewlet Packard GC/MS 5890/5972
Perkin Elmer ICP/MS DRC-e 6100 Mass Spectrometer.
Amscope EPI Fluorescence Microscope FM-320TA-3M
Agilent Technologies GC HP-5-MS 19091S-433


MATERIALS

Clearly Filtered Water Pitcher And Filter


SOLUTIONS AND REAGENTS

Sigma Aldrige Reagent Grade
Sodium Fluoride
Inorganic Non-Metals Reagents
Inorganic Ventures Metals Standard Solution
Metals Standard Solution at pH 6.5
Metals Standard Solution at pH 8.5
Pharmaceutical Drugs Solution at pH 7.5
Restek RTX-5-Amine
Restek Pharmaceutical Mix
Restek Method GC_PH00438
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) reagent grade
Restek THM’s Standard Solution
Aldrich catalog 171468-25G
Fisher HPLC grade A452-1.
Barnstead Lab-Line Incubator
Escherichia coli NSI Lab Solutions Catalog #9001H
Klebsiella pneumoniae NSI Lab Solutions Catalog #8167
Pseudomona aeruginosa NSI Solutions Catalog #10662
Polystyrene Microsphere 3 μm (Cryptosporidium, Giardia) Catalog #17143-5


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Contaminant Description Before Filter (ug/L) After Filter (ug/L) % Eliminated (up to)

Fluoride Additive

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Fluoride: What it is? And… Why do you want to filter it out?

Fluoride, Sodium Fluoride, Hydrofluorosilicic Acid
EPA Limit: 4 parts per million
EPA Secondary Limit: 2 parts per million
Percentage of US Tap Water Affected: >75%
Potential Health Effect(s): Bone disease, Pain and Tenderness of the Bones, Mottled Teeth, Discoloration, Dental Fluorosis


Background: Fluoride is a chemical compound that is added to U.S. tap water for the purpose of preventing cavities from developing in teeth. The policy began in the 1940’s as Grand Rapids, MI became the first city to fluoridate their water supply with more cities following suit in the 1950’s.

Interesting Fact: the CDC considers water fluoridation to be one of the greatest health achievements of the 20th century. However, there are a growing number of citizens, scientists and professionals who have some serious concerns about adding Fluoride to the water. Concerns many of us here at ClearlyFiltered share.

The argument against Fluoride in the tap water goes something like this:
  1. Even if Fluoride works as claimed, we really shouldn’t be swallowing it.
    • You see, Fluoride is a key ingredient in almost every toothpaste and mouthwash on the market today. However, the difference is that those products are supposed to be applied directly to the teeth (topically), and then rinsed out. NOT CONSUMED. Actually, if you look at the backside of a tube of toothpaste it will even tell you “Contact Poison Control” or “Seek Immediate Medical Help if Swallowed”. Seems odd when you think it is the same substance being added to the tap water that we are supposed to drink 8 glasses of a day. Right?

  2. Not everyone should get the same dose
    • When Fluoride is added to the tap water, it is essentially a mass distributed medication given for the prevention of cavities in teeth. However, that is a problem because it does not take into account the differences in the people drinking the water spiked with Fluoride. For example, take a newborn baby weighing in at 8 or 10 lbs, and compare them to an adult male who weighs 180+lbs. The idea that they would be prescribed the same dose seems strange or even dangerous doesn’t it?
    • That is exactly why medications come in different doses. Just like we have a “Children’s Tylenol” because not everyone should get the same concentration.

  3. Your particular dose actually depends on how much water you drink.
    • The more water you drink, the greater your Fluoride exposure.

  4. Your actual Fluoride content may be higher than what is recommended
    • In 2011 the Department of Health & Human Services lowered the recommended level of Fluoride to 0.7ppm. (up to 0.5 lower than previous levels).
    • However, the EPA is the agency that sets the limit on how much Fluoride can be in the tap water. And their action limit is much higher at 4.0ppm. That means there could be many times the “recommended” amount of Fluoride in your tap water and you wouldn’t even know it.
    • What they consider ‘acceptable’ may not be healthy to consume. Higher levels of Fluoride have actually been shown to cause Dental Fluorosis & Skeletal Fluorosis (meaning that it negatively affects the teeth by staining them and making bones more brittle).

So we know that Fluoride can be a poison in your toothpaste, but is considered harmless in your tap water (regardless of how much water you actually drink). That being said, most of us still use toothpaste and mouthwash with Fluoride. It’s not that we think Fluoride is evil. We just don’t think it should be added to our tap water is all. That’s why we make filters to take it out.

If you’re looking at the mass market, the options for removing Fluoride are few. Brita, Pur and others you may find at your local retailers do not remove Fluoride.

The two most popular products for removing fluoride are the Clean Water Pitcher and a 3 Stage Under the Sink System. Both of these products have been tested and shown to virtually eliminate the Fluoride from the water.

By choosing the ClearlyFiltered you are taking control of your tap water and ensuring that you are drinking nothing but pure water and healthy minerals (with no extra additives). Think of it like the Organic version of water.

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Fluoride Inorganic Chemical 2.04 0.04 98.0%

Chemical Disinfectants

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Chlorine & Chloramine: Why you want them out of your water
EPA Limit: 4ppm
Potential Long Term Health Effect(s): Eye/Nose Irritant, Stomach Discomfort, Anemia, Nervous System Effects, Respiratory Issues

Just about all of us are familiar with Chlorine to some degree. It is what is added to swimming pools to keep them from becoming a breeding ground for algae and other undesirable things. But what many people may not realize this very same chemical is added to the tap water that you consume everyday. Most people know not to drink swimming pool water, but should that also carry over to chlorinated tap water?

Did you know? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows a higher level of Chlorine in your tap water (up to 4ppm) than what is allowed in public swimming pools (1-3ppm)?

Chlorine is a chemical known as a biocide. What that means is it is really good at killing microorganisms (the same ones that can make you sick if you were to drink them). So adding Chlorine to the tap water is actually a good thing in that it keeps bacteria and other living things from growing inside of your pipes. The last thing you want is bacteria-infested water coming out of your tap.

However, that does not mean you want to consume water with Chlorine in it. In fact, studies show quite the opposite. Chlorine is good at killing living things remember; last time I checked you are a living thing too!

What we recommend is that you chlorinate (meaning add chlorine to) the water right up to the point that you drink it, cook with it or shower in it. That way you get the desired effect of the Chlorine’s disinfection capabilities, but do not ingest something that is generally considered toxic.

Chloramine is a variation used for the same effect, that is, to kill microorganisms. Chloramine is a combination of two chemicals: Chlorine and Ammonia.

Now let me ask you: Do you really want to be drinking either of those?

Brita, Pur and others claim to “reduce” Chlorine. However, reduce does not mean eliminate. You can see in the test data for the Clearly Filtered Clean Water Pitcher the filter removes more than 99.9% which means it virtually eliminates both Chlorine and Chloramines from the tap water. Don’t get caught drinking disinfectants.

Did you know? Most of your Chlorine exposure happens to you in the shower. Yes, that’s right. The shower uses heated tap water and when water heats up, it becomes steam. The steam that you inhale while in the shower contains Chlorine. Which is why it is so important to get a filtered showerhead that is rated to remove Chlorine like the ones you will find here on our site. Click this link to get your own: https://www.clearlyfiltered.com/collections/filtered-shower-heads

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Chlorine Disinfectant 4.00 <0.10 99.9%
Chloramine Disinfectant 4.00 <0.10 99.9%

Heavy Metals

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Contaminant: Lead
Category: Heavy Metal
EPA “Safe” Limit: Zero
EPA Action Level: 15ppb
Potential Long Term Health Effect(s): Delays in Physical & Mental Development, Learning Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Kidney Problems, High Blood Pressure

Contaminant: Arsenic
Category: Heavy Metal
EPA Limit: 10ppb
Potential Long Term Health Effect(s): Gastrointestinal issues, Cardiovascular problems, Seizures

Contaminant: Chromium-6
Category: Heavy Metal
EPA Limit: Not Set / Unregulated
Potential Long Term Health Effect(s): Cancer

Key ones to look at in this grouping are Lead, Arsenic and Chromium-6. These are some of the most common examples of heavy metals. And they all have a few things in common. All are extremely poisonous to humans and can cause cancer, birth defects and other debilitating health problems. They also have been found in tap water supplies across the U.S. in the last 12 months.

Places like Flint, Michigan have become infamous for the Lead poisoning in the tap water. The local water quality report where we live shows above-average levels of Arsenic in the water. And the recent study by the Environmental Working Group found Chromium-6 in over 75% of US tap water samples from across the country. Unfortunately, these are contaminants that could affect the water in your community where you live.

What you might not know is that these metals are considered “unsafe” when measured in parts per billion. One part per billion is the equivalent of approximately one drop of water in an entire Olympic sized swimming pool. It’s hardly anything at all, and yet the research shows that these metals can have an irreversible effect at just a few parts per billion.

While we know these heavy metals are dangerous at really any detectable level, the reality is that they are leaching into our water supply at an alarming rate. For the people of Flint, MI the issue existed for months before anyone even was informed about there being a problem. And it took even longer to address it.

You don’t want to be caught drinking water contaminated with heavy metals. But the odds are you might already be and not even know it. Over 75% of samples tested positive for Chromium-6 remember? We encourage everyone to make sure their filter is rated to remove these tough-to-get metals.

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Arsenic Toxic Heavy Metal 388 1.50 99.6%
Barium Toxic Heavy Metal 1,104 1.50 99.9%
Beryllium Toxic Heavy Metal 6.00 <0.50 99.9%
Cadmium Toxic Heavy Metal 29.4 <0.50 99.9%
Chromium 6 Toxic Heavy Metal 500 0.05 99.9%
Mercury Toxic Heavy Metal 6.10 <0.50 99.9%
Nickel Toxic Heavy Metal 110 2.20 98.0%
Lead Toxic Heavy Metal 148 0.70 99.5%
Antimony Toxic Heavy Metal 6.10 <0.50 99.9%
Selenium Toxic Heavy Metal 100 1.20 98.8%
Thallium Toxic Heavy Metal 6.10 <0.50 99.9%
Copper Toxic Heavy Metal 3,092 <0.50 99.9%
Iron Toxic Heavy Metal 3,020 18.60 99.4%
Manganese Toxic Heavy Metal 1,057 1.20 99.9%
Zinc Toxic Heavy Metal 1,449 65.20 95.5%

Pharmaceutical Drugs

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Contaminant: Pharmaceuticals
Category: Emerging Contaminants
EPA Limit: Not Set / Unregulated
Potential Long Term Health Effect(s): Varies, depends on the type of drug

This category is considered an “emerging” class of contaminants because it is not formally monitored by the EPA and thus it does not have limits set on how much of it can be in the tap water.

Reports of pharmaceutical drugs and hormones in the tap water are becoming more common. Testing has only recently begun for these types of contaminants. (See our Blog for more info on this).

The fact is that all water gets recycled at some point. It is unpleasant to think that the water you are drinking could contain someone else’s prescription medication, birth control or even hormones. But the reality is that for many areas across the country where samples have been taken, we are finding evidence of.

Currently there are no statutes for monitoring these contaminants. They are completely unregulated. That means it is up to you to do something about it.

Some of the prescription drugs we are most concerned about involve medication intended to treat seizures (anti-convulsants), stimulants such as caffeine, painkillers and antibiotics. However, there are tens of thousands of medications currently available in the U.S.

There is concern regarding the intake of medications not intended for you, as well as increasing levels of tolerance to commonly prescribed medications such as antibiotics. Doctors are finding more and more that certain bacterial infections are becoming resistant to the antibiotics altogether. This could very well be part of the problem.

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Acetaminophen Anti-inflammatory 20.3 <0.10 99.9%
Naproxen Sodium Anti-inflammatory 20.5 <0.10 99.9%
Diclofenac Sodium Anti-inflammatory 20.4 <0.10 99.9%
Ibuprofen Anti-inflammatory 20.4 <0.10 99.9%
Caffeine Stimulant 20.0 <0.10 99.9%
Carbamazepine Anticonvulsant 20.1 <0.10 99.9%
Primidone Anticonvulsant 20.3 <0.10 99.9%
Ciprofloxacin HCL Antibiotic 20.2 <0.10 99.9%
Erythromycin USP Antibiotic 20.1 <0.10 99.9%
Sulfamethoxazole Antibiotic 20.2 <0.10 99.9%
Trimethoprim Antibiotic 20.0 <0.10 99.9%
Triclosan Antibiotic 20.2 <0.10 99.9%
Gemfibrozil Cholesterol Drug 20.1 <0.10 99.9%

Hormones & Endocrine Disruptors

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Contaminant(s): Hormones
Category: Endocrine System Disruptors
EPA Limit: Not Set / Unregulated
Potential Long Term Health Effect(s): Hormone Imbalance, Miscarriages in Pregnant Women, Increased Risk of Some Cancers

Just as we talked about with the Pharmaceutical drugs, the EPA does not currently regulate this category of contaminant. What that means is there are no national standards or limits set for how much of this can be in your water. Chances are these types of contaminants will not appear on your water quality report as the water utility is not required to test for them.

Human hormones control a variety of everyday functions in your body. Consuming hormones can alter your body’s natural production and cause health issues both acute and severe.

Endocrine Disruptors: Also listed in this category are Endocrine Disruptors such as Bisphenol-A or “BPA” for short. This is a substance used in the production of some plastics and has been shown to have an impact on the human endocrine system. These chemicals closely mimic the human hormones Estrogen and Androgen. BPA can affect the balance of the natural hormones in your body and even alter your body’s hormone production.

Children are at higher risk for developing symptoms from BPA due to their bodies being less efficient at eliminating harmful substances such as these. It is especially important to ensure that your filter is capable of removing contaminants in this category or else you risk consuming them.

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Progesterone Human Hormone 20.2 <0.10 99.9%
Bisphenol A (BPA) Endocrine Disruptor 20.1 <0.10 99.9%
4-para-Nonylphenol Endocrine Disruptor 20.0 <0.10 99.9%
4-tert-Octylphenol Endocrine Disruptor 20.2 <0.10 99.9%

Microorganisms & Parasites

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Microorganisms and Parasites:
Due to the fact that most US tap water is chlorinated (meaning chlorine or another disinfectant is added to the water supply), instances of these type of contaminants are rare. However, it is not uncommon for the detection of these microbiological contaminants to happen only after someone gets sick. So, while it may not be an everyday issue for your tap water, you will be very thankful that your filter removes them if there ever is an outbreak in your area.

Symptoms: Gastrointestinal Illness, Diarrhea, and Vomiting

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E. Coli Bacteria 108/L 30 CFU/L 99.9999%
Klebsiella Pneumoniae Bacteria 108/L 30 CFU/L 99.9999%
Pseudomona Aeruginosa Bacteria 108/L 40 CFU/L 99.9999%
Cryptosporidium Cyst/Parasite 108/L 50 CFU/L 99.9999%
Giardia Cyst/Parasite 108/L 50 CFU/L 99.9999%

Trihalomethanes

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Contaminant: Trihalomethanes (THMs)
Category: Disinfection By-Product
EPA Limit: 80ppb
Potential Long Term Health Effect(s): Liver, Kidney, Bladder, Central Nervous Problems, Cancer

This is a scary, ten-cent word that represents the family of chemicals that are formed when the tap water disinfectants such as chlorine or chloramine come into contact with other organic compounds already present in the water. The result is a chemical considered a disinfection-byproduct, as it is the result of adding chlorinated chemicals to the tap water. The most recognizable of these trihalomethanes comes in the form of chloroform, a contaminant that the U.S. government categorizes as a “probable” human carcinogen (meaning it can cause cancer). However, California goes so far as to consider it a “known” carcinogen which should raise cause for alarm.

Definitive studies are still underway, however the presence of trihalomethanes was detected in 43 states based on samples obtained by the Environmental Working Group as recently as 2011 with a new report anticipated soon. All U.S. tap water is Chlorinated, so Trihalomethanes are an all too common issue even if you aren’t aware of it. Contaminants like Chloroform can be dangerous when measured in parts per billion. Which means they can have negative health effects long before you ever taste, smell or see them in your tap water.

The people most susceptible to Trihalomethanes are pregnant women who have an increased risk of small birth weight and other fetal health problems. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should be filtering their water.

It’s not just women who should be worried. It wasn’t that long ago that Chloroform was being used as anesthesia for knocking out patients before surgery. Consuming this daily in any amount is unwise and we recommend you use a filter that is effective against these types of chemicals.

Possible Side Effects: Headaches, Dizziness, Nausea, Liver damage, Kidney Damage and Cancer

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Chloroform Trihalomethane 75.00 1.40 98.1%
Bromoform Trihalomethane 74.20 <0.50 99.9%
Bromodichloromethane Trihalomethane 74.00 <0.50 99.9%
Chlorodibromomethane Trihalomethane 74.10 <0.50 99.9%
Nitrates & Phosphates
Nitrate Health Hazard 27.0 0.20 99.3%
Phosphate Chemical 10.0 0.30 97.0%

Known Carcinogens

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Known Carcinogens: PFOA & Phthalates PFOA:



PFOA is short for Perfluorooctanoic Acid. It is a man-made chemical most notably used in the production of Teflon and Scotch Guard. Beginning in the 1950’s, PFOA’s became the standard for water-repellant products. Its use is so widespread that PFOA was detected in the blood serum of 99% of the population. The EPA then began studying the affects that this chemical can have, and the results are troubling.

The EPA cites studies that show PFOA can cause reproductive harm, developmental issues, liver and kidney damage, thyroid issues as well as immune effects with an increased risk for kidney and testicular cancer.

The most troubling part about PFOA is how long it stays in your body. Unlike other contaminants, which may be cleansed from your body regularly, PFOA exposure accumulates more and more over time. Meaning your body isn’t well adapted to getting rid of it so it’s buildup in your body starts compounding. This can lead to more adverse health effects.

As of this writing, PFOA is still considered an “unregulated” contaminants by the EPA and does not have a nationally enforceable limit. This is not something you can afford to consume in small amounts over a lifetime and expect there to be no increased risks of serious health complications.

Below is a chart from the EPA’s website which outlines the consequences of PFOA on one’s health.





Source: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-05/documents/pfoa_health_advisory_final-plain.pdf


Phthalates: Phthalates, or Phthalate Esters are chemicals used in the production of plastic. Like PFOA this chemical is used in so many products in modern times that most Americans have a detectable level of multiple phthalates it in their urine according to the CDC.

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PFOA (Perfluoroctanoic Acid) Ingredient in Teflon 2.03 0.04 99.6%
Phthalates Plasticizer 40.47 <0.10 99.9%
Pesticides
Beta-BHC Pest/Insecticide 49.50 <0.10 99.9%
Gamma-BHC Pest/Insecticide 49.72 <0.10 99.9%
Delta-BHC Pest/Insecticide 50.05 <0.10 99.9%
Heptachlor Pest/Insecticide 52.38 <0.10 99.9%
Aldrin Pest/Insecticide 45.80 <0.10 99.9%
Heptachlor Epoxide Pest/Insecticide 49.13 <0.10 99.9%
Nano-Chlordane Pest/Insecticide 48.53 <0.10 99.9%
Endosulfan Pest/Insecticide 48.45 <0.10 99.9%
Dieldrin Pest/Insecticide 48.51 <0.10 99.9%
DDE Pest/Insecticide 48.67 <0.10 99.9%
Endrin Pest/Insecticide 49.34 <0.10 99.9%
Endofulfan Pest/Insecticide 50.61 <0.10 99.9%
DDD Pest/Insecticide 49.33 <0.10 99.9%
DDT Pest/Insecticide 48.27 <0.10 99.9%
Metoxychlor Pest/Insecticide 49.65 <0.10 99.9%
Herbicides
2,4-D Herbicide 100.50 <0.10 99.9%
Pentachlorophenol Herbicide 100.50 <0.10 99.9%
Silvex Herbicide 100.80 <0.10 99.9%
Hexachloropentadiene Herbicide 100.40 <0.10 99.9%
Dalapon Herbicide 100.00 6.80 93.2%
Dicamba Herbicide 102.80 <0.10 99.9%
Chloramben Herbicide 94.70 <0.10 99.9%
Bemtazon Herbicide 100.30 <0.10 99.9%
Quinchlorac Herbicide 100.20 <0.10 99.9%
Acifuorfen Herbicide 99.70 <0.10 99.9%
Volatile Organic Compounds
Dichlorodifluoromethane Chemical 50.91 <0.50 99.9%
Chloromethane Chemical 56.85 <0.50 99.9%
Vinyl chloride Chemical 62.17 <0.50 99.9%
Bromomethane Chemical 55.77 <0.50 99.9%
Chloroethane Chemical 63.44 <0.50 99.9%
Trichlorofluoromethane Chemical 43.57 <0.50 99.9%
1,1-Dichloroethene Chemical 58.07 <0.50 99.9%
trans-1,2-Dichloroehene Chemical 60.51 <0.50 99.9%
MTBE Chemical 56.47 <0.50 99.9%
1,1-Dichlorethane Chemical 51.01 <0.50 99.9%
cis-1,2-Dichloroethene Chemical 65.78 <0.50 99.9%
2,2-Dichloropropane Chemical 45.94 <0.50 99.9%
Bromochloromethane Chemical 57.23 <0.50 99.9%
Carbon Tetrachloride Chemical 53.41 <0.50 99.9%
1,1,1-Trichloroethane Chemical 56.19 <0.50 99.9%
1,1-Dichloropropene Chemical 43.78 <0.50 99.9%
Benzene Chemical 50.13 <0.50 99.9%
1,2-Dichloroethane Chemical 71.19 <0.50 99.9%
Trichloroethene Chemical 54.15 <0.50 99.9%
Dibromomethane Chemical 56.17 <0.50 99.9%
1,2-Dichloropropane Chemical 67.47 <0.50 99.9%
Bromodichloromethane Chemical 22.56 <0.50 99.9%
cis-1,3-Dichloropropene Chemical 53.70 <0.50 99.9%
Toluene Chemical 48.57 <0.50 99.9%
trans-1,3-Dichloropropene Chemical 55.32 <0.50 99.9%
Tetrachloroethene Chemical 59.54 <0.50 99.9%
1,1,2-Trichloroethane Chemical 74.20 <0.50 99.9%
Chlorodibromomethane Chemical 58.65 <0.50 99.9%
1,3-Dichloropropane Chemical 54.46 <0.50 99.9%
Ethylbenzene Chemical 31.42 <0.50 99.9%
Chlorobenzene Chemical 64.20 <0.50 99.9%
1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane Chemical 51.42 <0.50 99.9%
m-Xylene Chemical 99.80 <0.50 99.9%
o-Xylene Chemical 77.59 <0.50 99.9%
Styrene Chemical 55.89 <0.50 99.9%
Bromoform Chemical 13.31 0.58 95.6%
Isopropyl benzene Chemical 47.12 <0.50 99.9%
n-Propylbenzene Chemical 56.95 <0.50 99.9%
Bromobenzene Chemical 46.42 <0.50 99.9%
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane Chemical 54.83 <0.50 99.9%
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene Chemical 51.62 <0.50 99.9%
2-Chlorotoluene Chemical 51.10 <0.50 99.9%
1,2,3-Trichloropropane Chemical 54.13 <0.50 99.9%
4-Chlorotoluene Chemical 51.68 <0.50 99.9%
tert-Butylbenzene Chemical 50.19 <0.50 99.9%
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene Chemical 51.82 <0.50 99.9%
sec-Butylbenzene Chemical 45.94 <0.50 99.9%
4-Isopropyltoluene Chemical 49.31 <0.50 99.9%
1,3-Dichlorobenzene Chemical 54.32 <0.50 99.9%
1,4-Dichlorobenzene Chemical 67.91 <0.50 99.9%
n-Butylbenzene Chemical 47.83 <0.50 99.9%
1,2-Dichlorobenzene Chemical 76.24 <0.50 99.9%
Hexachlorobutadiene Chemical 76.96 <0.50 99.9%
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Chemical 52.77 <0.50 99.9%
Naphthalene Chemical 53.16 <0.50 99.9%
1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene Chemical 58.35 <0.50 99.9%
Semi-Volatile Compounds
N-Nitrosodimethylamine Chemical 49.84 <0.10 99.9%
Phenol Chemical 49.87 <0.10 99.9%
Bis(2-chloroethyl) ether Chemical 49.86 <0.10 99.9%
2-Chlorophenol Chemical 49.62 <0.10 99.9%
1,3-Dichlorobenzene Chemical 49.77 <0.10 99.9%
1,4-Dichlorobenzene Chemical 49.66 <0.10 99.9%
1,2-Dichlorobenzene Chemical 49.71 <0.10 99.9%
2,2-Oxybis(1-chloropropane Chemical 49.68 <0.10 99.9%
Hexachloroethane Chemical 49.77 <0.10 99.9%
N-Nitroso-di-n-propylamine Chemical 49.98 <0.10 99.9%
Nitrobenzene Chemical 49.66 <0.10 99.9%
Isophrone Chemical 49.85 <0.10 99.9%
2-Nitrophenol Chemical 49.94 <0.10 99.9%
2,2-Dimethylphenol Chemical 50.02 <0.10 99.9%
Bis(2-chloroethoxy)methane Chemical 49.47 <0.10 99.9%
2,4-Dichlorophenol Chemical 50.33 <0.10 99.9%
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene Chemical 48.90 <0.10 99.9%
Naphthalene Chemical 49.37 <0.10 99.9%
Hexachlorobutadiene Chemical 49.40 <0.10 99.9%
4-Chloro-3-methylphenol Chemical 49.65 <0.10 99.9%
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene Chemical 49.19 <0.10 99.9%
2,4,6-Trichlorophenol Chemical 49.34 <0.10 99.9%
2-Chloronaphthalene Chemical 49.41 <0.10 99.9%
Acenaphthylene Chemical 49.41 <0.10 99.9%
Dimethylphthalate Chemical 49.49 <0.10 99.9%
2,6-Dinitrotoluene Chemical 49.39 <0.10 99.9%
Acenaphthene Chemical 49.16 <0.10 99.9%
2,4-Dinitrophenol Chemical 49.33 <0.10 99.9%
2,4-Dinitrotoluene Chemical 49.43 <0.10 99.9%
4-Nitrotoluene Chemical 49.40 <0.10 99.9%
Fluorene Chemical 49.39 <0.10 99.9%
4-Chlorophenyl phenyl ether Chemical 50.78 <0.10 99.9%
Diethylphthalate Chemical 40.47 <0.10 99.9%
Dinitro-o-cresol Chemical 50.78 <0.10 99.9%
Diphenylamine Chemical 40.47 <0.10 99.9%
4-Bormophenyl phenyl ether Chemical 49.52 <0.10 99.9%
Haxachlorobenzene Chemical 48.06 1.53 96.8%
Pentachlorophenol Chemical 49.96 0.84 98.3%
Phenantherene Chemical 49.18 <0.10 99.9%
Anthracene Chemical 49.32 <0.10 99.9%
Di-n-butylphthalate Chemical 49.29 <0.10 99.9%
Fluoranthene Chemical 49.31 <0.10 99.9%
Pyrene Chemical 47.15 <0.10 99.9%
Benzyl butyl phthalate Chemical 49.41 <0.10 99.9%
Benzo(a) anthracene Chemical 49.31 <0.10 99.9%
Chrysene Chemical 49.39 3.65 92.6%
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate Chemical 49.37 0.64 98.7%
Di-n-octyl phthalate Chemical 49.27 <0.10 99.9%
Benzo(b) fluoranthene Chemical 49.88 <0.10 99.9%
Benzo(k) fluoranthene Chemical 49.36 <0.10 99.9%
Benzo(a) pyrene Chemical 49.37 <0.10 99.9%
Indeno(1,2,3-cd) pyrene Chemical 49.28 <0.10 99.9%
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene Chemical 49.35 <0.10 99.9%
Benzo(g,h,i) perylene Chemical 49.32 <0.10 99.9%

Under the Sink Filter Water Test Report

REPORT # 16-327 (UNDER THE SINK FILTER)
REPORT DATE 06/14/2016
Analyte Influent Water Concentration Units Element Effluend Concentration % Reduction
VOLATILE ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS
Chloroform 280 ug/l 75.6 73%
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM's) 280 ug/l 75.6 73%
HEAVY METAL CONTAMINANTS
Arsenic (+3 and +5) 193 ug/l 20 89.6%
Chromium (+6) 292 ug/l 97.3 66.7%
Copper 3155 ug/l <1 >99.9%
Iron 3425 ug/l <1 >99.9%
Lead 162 ug/l <1 >99.9%
Mercury 5.9 ug/l <1 >99.9%
Aluminum 223 ug/l <1 >99.9%
DISINFECTANT AND INORGANIC NON-METAL CONTAMINANTS
Chloramines 3.0 mg/l 0.2 93.3%
Residual Chlorine 2.2 mg/l 0.2 90.9%
Sodium Fluroide 2.2 mg/l <0.1 99.5%
Nitrates 27.1 mg/l 1.1 95.9%
PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS CONTAMINANTS
Acetominofen 20.4 ug/l 2.3 88.7%
Ciprofloxacin HCI 20.2 ug/l <0.5 99%
Naproxen Sodium 20.4 ug/l <0.5 99%
Bisphenol A 20.2 ug/l 1.5 92.6%
Erythromycin USP 20.0 ug/l <0.5 99%
Progesterone 20.4 ug/l <0.5 99%
Ibuprofen 20.6 ug/l <0.5 99%