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Arsenic-Lead-Heavy Metals-Chlorine-Sediment-E.Coli-Bacteria-VOC filters w/Triple Housing

Arsenic-Lead-Heavy Metals-Chlorine-Sediment-E.Coli-Bacteria-VOC filters  w/Triple Housing
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External Arsenic/Lead Reduction Cartridge w/Housing

Capacity: 4,500 mg (1,000 gal est.)

Intended for use outside of your water ionizer machine.

How is it used?
Arsenic compounds are mainly used to preserve wood. They are also used to make insecticides and weed killers. Copper and lead ores also contain small amounts of arsenic.

What are the health effects?
Inorganic arsenic is a human poison. High levels of inorganic arsenic in food or water can be fatal and a high level is 60 parts of arsenic per million parts of food or water (60 ppm). Arsenic damages many tissues including nerve, stomach, intestines, and skin. Breathing high levels can give you a sore throat and irritated lungs and long term exposure to inorganic arsenic may lead to a darkening of the skin and the appearance of small warts on the palms, soles, and torso. Additional extended exposure to arsenic via drinking-water can cause cancer of the skin, lungs, urinary bladder, and kidney, as well as other skin changes such as pigmentation changes and thickening.

Is there any harm from drinking and bathing in contaminated water?
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets limits on the amount of arsenic that industrial sources can release. EPA has set a limit of 0.5 parts per billion (ppb) for arsenic in drinking water.

Lead

How is it used?
The largest use for lead is in storage batteries in cars and other motor vehicles. Lead may be used as a pure metal, alloyed with other metals, or as a chemical compound. Most lead today is obtained from recovery of recycled scrap and those batteries.

Human activities, such as lead mining and smelting operations and manufacturing and use of lead products (e.g., leaded gasoline, lead-based paint), have resulted in the contamination of many industrial and residential areas with lead. Additionally, cosmetics contain lead notable amounts. Typical sources of lead in drinking water comes from aging lead based water pipes or solder used in building construction before 1978 in most states.

What are the health effects?
Short term effects: Lead can cause a variety of adverse health effects when people are exposed to it for relatively short periods of time. These effects may include interference with red blood cell chemistry, delays in normal physical and mental development in babies and young children, slight deficits in the attention span, hearing, and learning abilities of children, and slight increases in the blood pressure of some adults.

Long-term effects: Lead has the potential to cause the following effects from a lifetime exposure of stroke and kidney disease; cancer. Lead may also cause irreversible neurological damage as well as renal disease, cardiovascular effects, and reproductive toxicity.

External Heavy Metal Reduction Cartridge w/Housing

Capacity: Up to 1,500 gallons

Intended for use outside of your water ionizer machine.

Heavy Metals

The term heavy metal refers to any metallic chemical element that has a relatively high density and is toxic or poisonous at low concentrations. Heavy metals are natural components of the Earth's crust. They cannot be degraded or be destroyed. To a small extent they enter our bodies via food, drinking water and air. As trace elements, some heavy metals are essential to maintain the metabolism of the human body. However, at higher concentrations they can lead to poisoning. Heavy metal poisoning could result, for instance, from drinking-water contamination (e.g. lead pipes), high ambient air concentrations near emission sources, or intake via the food chain.

All heavy metals exist in surface waters in colloidal, particulate, and dissolved phases, although dissolved concentrations are generally low . The colloidal and particulate metal may be found in 1) hydroxides, oxides, silicates, or sulfides; or 2) adsorbed to clay, silica, or organic matter. The soluble forms are generally ions or unionized organo-metallic chelates or complexes. The solubility of trace metals in surface waters is predominately controlled by the water pH, the type and concentration of ligands on which the metal could adsorb, and the oxidation state of the mineral components and the redox environment of the system.

Living organisms require trace amounts of some heavy metals, including cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, strontium, and zinc. Excessive levels of essential metals, however, can be detrimental to the organism. Non-essential heavy metals of particular concern to surface water systems are cadmium, chromium, mercury, lead, arsenic, and antimony.

How are they used?

The three most pollutants heavy metals are Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury. Some examples are listed below. Additional heavy metals include but are not limited to; antimony, cobalt, iron, manganese, molybdenum, tin, vanadium, etc.
Antimony - is a metal used in the compound antimony trioxide, a flame retardant. It can also be found in batteries, pigments, and ceramics and glass.

Cadmium - derives its toxicological properties from its chemical similarity to zinc an essential micronutrient for plants, animals and humans. Uses of cadmium are as pigments, stabilisers for PVC, in alloys, electronic compounds, phosphate fertilizers, detergents and refined petroleum products. Acute exposure to cadmium generally occurs in the workplace, particularly in the manufacturing processes of batteries and color pigments used in paint and plastics, as well as in electroplating and galvanizing processes.

Chromium - is used in metal alloys and pigments for paints, cement, paper, rubber, and other materials.

Copper - is normally in drinking water from copper pipes, as well as from additives designed to control algal growth.

Mercury - the natural source of mercury is the degassing of the Earth's crust, emissions from volcanoes and evaporation from natural bodies of water. World-wide mining of the metal leads to indirect discharges into the atmosphere. The usage of mercury is widespread in industrial processes and in various products (e.g. batteries, lamps and thermometers). It is also widely used in dentistry as an amalgam for fillings and by the pharmaceutical industry.

Nickel - The EPA does not currently regulate nickel levels in drinking water. Nickel can accumulate in aquatic life, but its presence is not magnified along food chains.

Selenium - Plant foods are the major dietary sources of selenium in most countries throughout the world. Selenium also can be found in some meats and seafood. Animals that eat grains or plants that were grown in selenium-rich soil have higher levels of selenium in their muscle.

What are the health effects?

In very small amounts, many of these metals are necessary to support life. However, in larger amounts, they become toxic. They may build up in biological systems and become a significant health hazard.

Exposure to toxic heavy metals is generally classified as acute, 14 days or less; intermediate, 15-354 days; and chronic, more than 365 days. Chronic toxicity results from repeated or continuous exposure, leading to an accumulation of the toxic substance in the body. Chronic exposure may result from contaminated food, air, water, or dust; living near a hazardous waste site; spending time in areas with deteriorating lead paint; maternal transfer in the womb; or from participating in hobbies that use lead paint or solder.

Is there any harm from drinking and bathing in contaminated water?

There are unique health aliments for each of the heavy metals including birth defects, central nervous system breakdowns, renal system disruptions, irritations, cancers, organ failures, arthritis, autism, weight loss, nausea, mood swings, hypertension, headaches, diseases, insomnia, fatigue, etc. There are many serious results of being poisoned by heavy metals.

How do I remove heavy metals from my drinking water?

The water treatment industry has been using a compound called KDF for decades. KDF is by far the most widely used heavy metal reducing media in the US. KDF Fluid Treatment's unique combination of copper and zinc (Redox) creating an electro-chemical reaction. During this reaction, electrons are transferred between molecules, and new elements are created. Some harmful contaminants are changed into harmless components. Some heavy metals such as copper, lead, mercury and others, react to the medium's surface, thus being effectively removed from the water supply. The Redox reaction also helps to control bacteria growth.

External .2M - Sediment/E.Coli/Bacteria/VOC Reduction Cartridge w/Housing

Capacity: Up to 1,000 gallons

Carbon Block

Carbon filtering is a method of filtering that uses a piece of activated carbon to remove contaminants and impurities, utilizing chemical adsorption. Each piece of carbon is designed to provide a large section of surface area, in order to allow contaminants the most possible exposure to the filter media. One pound (454g) of carbon contains a surface area of approximately 500,000 m² (125 acres). This carbon is generally activated with a positive charge and is designed to attract negatively charged water contaminants. Carbon filtering is commonly used for water purification, but is also used in air purifiers.

Carbon filters are most effective at removing chlorine, sediment, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from water. They are not effective at removing minerals, salts, and dissolved inorganic compounds.

Typical particle sizes that can be removed by carbon filters range from 0.2 to 50 micrometers (microns) the particle size will be used as part of the filter description. The efficacy of a carbon filter is also based upon the flow rate regulation. As water is allowed to flow through the filter more slowly, the longer contaminants are exposed to the filter media, the greater removal/reduction.

Why would I need an extra carbon filter?

Biostone filters are the highest quality in the industry, however in some rare instances where water quality is very poor, conditions may dictate that an external carbon block filter is needed.

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