Does ZeroWater Remove 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.
The premium 5-Stage Ion Exchange Water filtration system reduces more contaminants than standard 2-Stage filters.
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.
Stop smoking it is BAD for you!
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).