Lead Filter Hero

HOW DOES LEAD AFFECT YOUR HEALTH?

Low levels of lead have been linked to damage in the central and peripheral nervous system, learning disabilities, impaired hearing and impaired formation and function of blood cells. The damage is more prominent in children and pregnant women than in adults.

Lead can also be harmful to adults. Increased blood pressure, decreased kidney function and cardiovascular effects according to the EPA.

Lead in our water

CERTIFIED TO REMOVE

LEAD

Lead typically enters in to the water stream after it departs the municipally supplied water treatment plant or from a well. The lead is coming from pipes in the home or water transportation system, with the most common cause coming from corrosion of old pipes.

The certification for lead removal, a heavy metal, is done in two steps, one is for lead that is in solution and needs to be adsorbed by the filter, the other is for particulate lead that is in suspension. The pH of the water effects what form the lead presents itself, and this could change throughout the transfer of the water to the home, so we filter at the two different pH’s.

CHLORAMINE

Together with chlorine and ammonia, chloramine is produced at municipal water treatment plants. This chemical stabilizes the chlorine with the addition of the ammonia, to prevent the formation of DBP (Disinfectant Bi-Products). It is reported now that greater than 50% of all municipally supplied waters are now using chloramines. With the proper formulation of the carbon block, we remove the chloramine from the water and improve the taste when chloramines are present.

VOC - Volatile Organic Compounds

  • 1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • 1,1,1-Trichloroethane
  • 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
  • 1,1-Dichloroethane
  • 1,1-Dichloroethene
  • 1,1-dichloropropene
  • 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene
  • 1,2,3-Trichloropropane
  • 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
  • 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
  • 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane(DBCP)
  • 1,2-Dibromoethane
  • 1,2-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • 1,2-Dichloropropane
  • 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
  • 1,3-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,3-Dichloropropane
  • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
  • 2,2-Dichloropropane
  • 2-Chlorotoluene
  • 2-hexanone
  • 4-Chlorotoluene
  • Acetone
  • Acrylonitrile
  • Benzene
  • Bromobenzene
  • Bromochloromethane
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Bromomethane
  • Carbon disulfide
  • Carbon Tetrachloride
  • Chlorobenzene
  • Chloroethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chloromethane
  • cis-1,2-dichloroethene
  • cis-1,3-Dichloropropene
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dibromomethane
  • Dichlorodifluoromethane
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Hexachlorobutadiene
  • Isopropylbenzene
  • m+p-Xylene
  • Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)
  • Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK)
  • methyl-t-butyl ether (MTBE)
  • Methylene chloride
  • n-Butylbenzene
  • n-Propylbenzene
  • Naphthalene
  • o-Xylene
  • p-isopropyltoluene
  • sec-Butylbenzene
  • Styrene
  • tert-Butylbenzene
  • Tetrachloroethene
  • Toluene
  • trans-1,2-Dichloroethene
  • trans-1,3-Dichloropropene
  • Trichloroethene
  • Trichloroflouromethane
  • Vinyl Chloride