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EWG’s UPDATED Water Filter Buying Guide

Find the right filter for your water – and budget

EWG’s UPDATED Water Filter Buying Guide

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

EWG’s UPDATED Water Filter Buying Guide

Find the right filter for your water – and budget

EWG's Water Filter Buying Guide

How to choose a filter system that meets your needs


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reverse osmosis

California Department of Public Health Certification

Certification number: 10-2034
California certifies this filter reduces: viruses, Toxaphene, Selenium (total), Radium-226, p-Dichlorobenzene, o-Dichlorobenzene, Lead (total), fluoride, Cysts/Bacteria, Copper, Chromium (trivalent), Chromium (hexavalent), Chlorine, Carbofuran, Cadmium (total), Barium (total), Arsenic (total), .
Notes: Do not use where water is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality, except that systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts. Claims for arsenic reduction shall only be made on water supplies maintaining detectable residual free chlorine at the system inlet.  Water systems using an in-line chlorinator should provide a minimum of 1 minute chlorine contact time before the filtration system.

NSF Certification

NSF certifies that this filter reduces: Arsenic V; Barium; Cadmium; Chromium 6; Chromium 3; Carbofuran; Chlorine; Copper; Cyst; Flouride; Lead; O-Dichlorobenzene; P-Dichlorobenzene; Radium 226/228; Selenium; Taste/Odor; TDS; Toxaphene; Turbidity


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Updated March 28, 2013

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