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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

Multi-Pure MP1200EL

Manufactured by
System type
Rated lifespan
1200 gallons
Filter technology
carbon block

California Department of Public Health Certification

Certification number: 97-1295
California certifies this filter reduces: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Toxaphene, Radon, PCB 1262, MTBE, Mercury (total inorganic), Lead (total), Cysts/Bacteria, Chlorine, Chlordane, Chloramine, Asbestos, .
Notes: Do not use where water is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality, except that systems claiming cyst reduction may be used on water containing cysts. Do not use on water sources with a radon activity greater than 4000 pCi/L and follow the manufacturer’s recommended replacement schedule for the carbon filter (to a maximum of one year).

NSF Certification

NSF certifies that this filter reduces: Asbestos; Chlorine; Chloramine; Chlordane; Cyst; Lead; Mercury; MTBE; Nominal Particulate Class 1; PCB; Radon; Taste/Odor; Toxaphene; Turbidity; VOC


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Updated March 28, 2013

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