Does ZeroWater Reduce Arsenic?
YES! When tested in accordance with the NSF's protocol based on a 40 gallon filtration (double the rated usage), ZeroWater removes 99% of Arsenic from your tap water.
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How does Arsenic get into your water?
Arsenic is a natural component in our earth’s crust and widely distributed throughout our environment in the air, water and land. It is highly toxic in its inorganic form.
People are most often exposed to elevated levels of inorganic Arsenic through drinking contaminated water. Often this also results in the use of the same contaminated water in food preparation and irrigation of food crops.
Industrial processes, eating contaminated food and smoking tobacco are among the highest contributors to Arsenic in levels in your body.
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The Health Implications of Arsenic
Wikipedia sums it up quite well:
"Arsenic poisoning is a medical condition that occurs due to elevated levels of Arsenic in the body. If Arsenic poisoning occurs over a brief period of time symptoms may include vomiting, abdominal pain, encephalopathy, and watery diarrhea that contains blood.
Below is a picture from Wikipedia demonstrating the location with higher Arsenic levels in the ground or soils.
Recommended levels in water are less than 10–50 µg/L (10–50 parts per billion).
How are the ZeroWater filters tested?
Test results as performed by 3rd party laboratory is based on NSF/ANSI testing protocol of pour through devices for contaminants listed under the National Primary Drinking Water Standards.
Contaminants were tested at the average Influent Challenge Concentration levels as established under testing protocols by contaminant type. Results shown are based on a 40 gallon filtration, double the rated usage to ensure consumer safety.
These results are calculated from an average of two pH's (6.5pH and 8.5pH) * Indicates NSF Certified Contaminant reduction percentages for ZeroWater. These results are calculated from an average of two pH's (6.5pH and 8.5pH) Testing performed Quality Filter Testing Laboratory, LLC located in Wilmington, DE. Quality Filter Testing Laboratory, LLC is an independent ISO 17025 laboratory certified by WQA and IAPMO to test water filters as per NSF/ANSI Std 42, 53, 58, 401, 473, P231.