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Myths about drinking distilled water

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FACTS OVER MYTHS:

*Distilled water will not leach minerals from your body.

*Distilled water is open to the atmosphere and absorbs CO2. H20 + CO2 makes H2S03 (carbonic acid) which is what stops it from grabbing minerals from your body. If you use the carbon filter, it adds a small amount of potassium through the release of potash commonly found in carbon in trace amounts.

*It is perfectly safe to drink.

*Pure bottled water is generally not exposed to the air and can continue to be very ion aggressive in the bottle. Water will absorb all minerals it comes in contact with until it reaches about 10 parts per million in dissolved minerals.

*Over 95% of our minerals come from our food and less than 5% from drinking water.

*Long term drinking of distilled water is not harmful to your teeth.

*Pure water refers to water that is H2O. It is not H20 with calcium, iron, fluoride, etc... Distilled water comes the closest to this definition.

*Distillers do not use much electricity. Compared to bottled distilled water at around $2.00 or more per gallon, the savings are tremendous year after year.

*Sailors in the US NAVY have been drinking distilled seawater for decades and are examples of fit and vibrant health!

*Distillation, when combined with carbon filtration, will kill and have a removal rate of 99% plus of bacteria, viruses and cysts. Distillation also will remove heavy metals, inorganics; including minerals, radionuclides, particulates, and organics; including VOC'S.

TYPICAL RESULTS FOR DURASTILL MODELS
Test SubjectAmount Spiked mg/lEPA LimitTimes EPA Limit SpikedResult mg/l% Removed
Nitrate
19.3
10
1.93
<0.01
>99.0
Chloride
303
180.8
0.60
<0.2>
>99.7
Chlorine
50
N/A
N/A
2.8
>94.4
Fluoride
2.08
N/A
N/A
0.05
>97.6
Coliform
1200
0.0
1200
0.0
>99.9

- Briggs Engineering & Testing Co. Inc.

TEST RESULTS PERFORMED ON TYPICAL DURASTILL MODELS
Test SubjectAmount Spiked PPMEPA Limit PPMTimes EPA Limit SpikedResult PPM% Removed
Silver
4.0
0.05
80
<0.024
>99.4
Arsenic
4.0
0.05
80
<0.006
>99.8
Cadmium
4.0
0.01
400
<0.01
>99.5
Lead
4.0
0.05
80
<0.05
>98.7
Selenium
4.0
0.01
400
<0.01
>99.7

 

RESULTS USING POST FILTER WITH TYPICAL DURASTILL MODELS
Test SubjectAmount Spiked PPMEPA Limit PPMTimes EPA Limit SpikedResult PPM% Removed
Lindane
0.531
0.004
132
<0.0002
>99.6
Endrine
0.155
0.0002
775
<0.0002
>99.8
Methoxychlor
0.530
0.100
5.3
<0.002
>99.6
THM
66.7
0.10
667
<0.01
>99.2
Benzine
0.50
N/A
N/A
<0.015
>97.0
TCE
1.0
N/A
N/A
<0.043
>95.7

- KSTL - Kansas City Testing Labs - Kansas City, MO, USA.

< = less than (below detectible limit stated)

> = greater than

* = standards vary according to average maximum daily air temperature

mg/l = milligrams per liter

ppm = parts per million

N/A = no EPA standards available

% removed are shown as worse case for line entry






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