With the ongoing crisis in Flint, contamination of drinking water is on the top of every family's mind. As you've likely heard, health experts are now warning about FOUR dangerous contaminants that pose the biggest threat to families, especially children.
Aquagear removes all of them:
Exposure to even small amounts of lead has been directly linked to a variety of health problems, especially in children, including:
Lead is usually leached into drinking water from corroding faucets and pipes, or runoff. Even at dangerous levels it cannot be tasted or smelt.
Aquagear has been proven to remove 97.5% of lead.
Fluorosis is an often permanent condition characterized by discoloration and pitting of the teeth. It can be caused by an overexposure to fluoride in tap water and mostly affects children in their first eight years.
The condition is becoming increasingly common in the United States as more tap water supplies are fluoridated.
The Aquagear filter removes over 90% of fluoride.
Trihalomethanes (THMs) are a serious and seriously understudied group of chemical compounds that have been proven to increase the likelihood of miscarriage. THMs are a byproduct of chlorine, which is used to clean water.
The EPA allows for some THM in drinking water--about 80 parts per billion (ppb). However, even tap water meeting this regulation has been linked to a significant increase in miscarriage risk.
The Aquagear filter removes 99.99% of these trihalomethanes.
MercuryHigh exposure to inorganic mercury may result in damage to the gastrointestinal tract, the nervous system, and the kidneys. Both inorganic and organic mercury are absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract and affect other systems through this route.
The Aquagear filter removes 99.6% of Mercury.