Shopping Cart Items: 0   Sub-Total : US$0.00
Welcome, Guest ( Login )
APS TechNotes See all articles

To Filter or Not to Filter?

Consumers can buy purified water. They also have the option of doing it at home.

Numerous companies sell filtration systems. Some attach to the faucet and filter the water as it comes through the tap. Others are containers that filter the water in them. Among the best-known manufacturers are PUR and Brita.

Water purified with these products typically cost less than buying bottled water. According to Brita, its high-end faucet filter system provides water for 18 cents a gallon, a considerable saving from $1 or more typically charged for an 8- to 12-ounce bottle of water.

John B. Ferguson, communications manager/executive editor with the Water Quality Association, says that consumers can feel confident about the water quality provided by brand name home-filtration systems.

Stew Thornley of the Minnesota Department of Health agrees that home filtration systems can improve the taste or appearance of tap water at a minimal cost. However, Thornley points out that consumers need to be careful about maintaining these filters. Typically, specific instructions are included with the purchase of the product. Without proper maintenance, he says, it's possible bacteria or other contaminants can build up in the products.

http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2002/402_h2o.html




Full Site Search

Mini Cart

Your Cart Is Empty
Shipping is only $12.95
for most orders *
Laboratory Products Shipping

Need Help?

Contact Us>
818-786-0600

Lab Water Systems

Images are representative of the products. Images may or may not be of the actual product. If it is important e-mail us for an actual image if available.

* Flat Rate UPS shipping when able to ship via UPS and is in the USA excluding Hawaii and Alaska.
Larger Items may not be able to ship via UPS, in that case freight charges will be quoted seperately.
International shipping will be quoted after the order is placed. You will have the opportunity to cancel before we finalize your order.

Terms and conditions
Credit Application
Privacy Policy
Google Apps
List All Products