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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

Multi-Pure MP880SC

Manufactured by
System type
In Line Under Counter
Rated lifespan
600 gallons
Filter technology
carbon block

California Department of Public Health Certification

Certification number: 03-1569
California certifies this filter reduces: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Toxaphene, PCB 1262, MTBE, Mercury (total inorganic), Lead (total), Cysts/Bacteria, Chlorine, Chlordane, Chloramine, Asbestos, 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. 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: Arsenic V; Asbestos; Chlorine; Chloramine; Chlordane; Cyst; Lead; Mercury; MTBE; Nominal Particulate Class 1; PCB; Taste/Odor; Toxaphene; Turbidity; VOC


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Updated March 28, 2013

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