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I recently read an article on New York Times about our water and wanted to share a small part of it. You can find the complete article HERE.
The Times interviewed more than 250 state and federal regulators, water-system managers, environmental advocates and scientists.
That research shows that an estimated one in 10 Americans have been exposed to drinking water that contains dangerous chemicals or fails to meet a federal health benchmark in other ways.
Those exposures include carcinogens in the tap water of major American cities and unsafe chemicals in drinking-water wells. Wells, which are not typically regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, are more likely to contain contaminants than municipal water systems.
So now that we all know why water filtration is so important let’s look at what 3M has to help us.
This has a 6,000 gallon capacity! It also helps to reduces impurities, chlorine taste and odor, cysts and lead. The word cysts is short for oocysts and is the developmental stage of certain kinds of parasites and protozoa. This has a nominal micron rating of 0.2 for reduction of those impurities. It also has a tested flow rate of 2 1/2 gallons per minute.
I am really glad to know that it needs very little space under the sink and no drilling holes in the faucet or replacing your faucet. It also uses their Sanitary Quick Change (SQC) cartridge design that makes changing the cartridge easy and it has a built-in shut off valve so you do not have to turn off the water.
With the 3M™ Aqua-Pure™ 3MFF100 Full Flow Drinking Water System you will have a reduction in the taste and odor of chlorine in all your water needs. Plus changing filters is not an issue, twist off, twist on without the mess.
This one is smaller than the top one. It will save you a lot of money on bottled water!
It has a built-in bypass valve. It also has an automatic shutoff meter so you know when to change the filter. Easy to change the filter with a twist-off cartridge that can be done fast.
This unit reduces impurities and rust, to save you money because you will not need to replace plumbing and fixture as soon. This also reduces lead, VOCs, MTBE, and parasitic protozoan cysts for peace of mind.
I found some definitions so we all know what these mean.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – “VOCs are ground-water contaminants of concern because of very large environmental releases, human toxicity, and a tendency for some compounds to persist in and migrate with ground-water to drinking-water supply well … In general, VOCs have high vapor pressures, low-to-medium water solubilities, and low molecular weights. Some VOCs may occur naturally in the environment, other compounds occur only as a result of manmade activities, and some compounds have both origins.”
MTBE is a member of a group of chemicals commonly known as fuel oxygenate. Releases of MTBE to ground and surface water can occur through leaking underground storage tanks and pipelines, spills, emissions from marine engines into lakes and reservoirs, and to some extent from air deposition.
The 3M™ Aqua-Pure™ Under Sink Water Filtration System makes your water suitable for drinking or any food preparation.
We all like to protect our family as much as we can and with 3M and their water filter systems, they are helping us to do the best job possible.