Standard filter includes KDF 55 and 5-micron Acid Washed Coconut
Shell Carbon, which removes or reduces chlorine, THMs, pesticides,
herbicides, heavy metals, sediment, algae, molds, scale, bad taste,
odors and other undesirable contaminants. Countertop model filters
up to 8,000 gallons and under-counter lasts up to 10,000
NOTE: You can upgrade to a 1-micron absolute
carbon filter, which filters out more contaminants, like cysts,
bacteria and some pharmaceutical drugs.
Radioactive filter includes an activated carbon, mixed bed
cation and anion resin and inorganic based ion exchanger that lasts
roughly six months or up to 1,000 gallons. Removes Strontium,
Uranium, Plutonium, Cesium, Iodine and other radioactive
contaminants, and iodide to a lesser degree.
Swivel Spout models allows taller glasses and pots to be placed
under it to catch the water. The water diverter is attached to the
end of the sink faucet, and has a button that is engaged to divert
the water through the filter and out the water filter spout.
Double Diverter model has a twin-hose set-up so that water
enters the filter from the kitchen faucet, goes through the filter,
and then returns to the kitchen faucet where it is released. The
water diverter is attached to the end of the sink faucet, and has a
button that is engaged to divert the water through the filter and
back out the sink faucet. The advantage of the double diverter
model is that the filter body can be set back away from the sink.
The double diverter model comes standard with a 36" length hose (a
72" length hose is available on request).
Under-counter model is maintenance free and installs in about 15
minutes, hooking up to the cold water supply underneath the sink -
when you turn on the third faucet it's all CuZn pure! All double
and triple under-counter models include a 3rd faucet and saddle
valve for easy installation.
Nuclear power plants produce boiled water with which to power
huge electricity generators, and a substantial amount of the water
thus used is dangerously contaminated since we do not yet have the
capacity to completely control radiation. The nuclear crisis in
Japan is a good example of the dangers of nuclear power. A week
after the partial meltdown of their nuclear plants, high levels of
radionuclides were found in the surrounding water sources. In March
2011, Japanese officials announced that "radioactive iodine-131
exceeding safety limits for infants had been detected at 18
water-purification plants in Tokyo and five other prefectures. As
of February 2012, the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is still
leaking radiation and areas surrounding it could remain
uninhabitable for decades due to high radiation.
Radioactives also come from natural deposits in the earth or
from agricultural and industrial practices. Non-cancer effects can
include thickening and discoloration of the skin, stomach pain,
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, numbness in hands and feet, partial
paralysis and blindness, the greater the exposure the greater the
effects. Radioactivity has been linked to cancer of the bladder,
lungs, skin, kidney, nasal passages, liver and prostate.
CuZn uses activated carbon, mixed bed cation and anion resin and
inorganic based ion exchanger media that lasts roughly six months
or up to 1,000 gallons. This combination of medias removes
strontium, uranium, plutonium, cesium, iodine and other radioactive
contaminants, and iodide to a lesser degree
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