Does ZeroWater Reduce Barium?
YES! When tested in accordance with the NSF's protocol based on a 40 gallon filtration (double the rated usage), ZeroWater removes 98% of Barium from your tap water.
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How does Barium get into your water?
Barium is a lustrous, machinable metal which exists in nature only in ores containing mixtures of elements.
Barium is a naturally occurring alkaline earth metal more commonly found in brine water or fluids associated with oil and gas development.
In addition, barium can be found in landfill leachate, coal waste, paints, corrosion inhibitors, deicing products, and high octane fuels.
Barium is used to make:
- electrical components
- Barium is used as a component in drilling mud.
Barium is not an extensively used element.
Most is used in drilling fluids for oil and gas wells. It is also used in paint and in glass making.
All barium compounds are toxic; however, barium sulfate is insoluble and so can be safely swallowed.
The Health Implications of Barium
Barium (Ba+2) can cause an increase in blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems, muscle weakness, and affects the nervous and circulatory system.
For drinking water the maximum contaminant level are around 2.0 mg/L or 2000 ppb.
Barium - Is regulated as a primary drinking water standard, because it is associated with a potential health concern.
The short-term or acute problems include gastrointestinal disturbance and muscular weakness and the long-term impacts associated with high blood pressure.
It has also been suggested to cause kidney damage and cause problems with the nervous system.
The following are the water treatment systems that can be used to remove barium from water ion exchange, reverse osmosis, lime softening, and electrodialysis.
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.