Why are Berkey Filters banned?

Berkey is prohibited from selling in Iowa If they cannot support their own claims of removing over 95% of heavy metals and 99.9% of pathogenic bacteria, how many harmful chemical compounds and microbes are you actually consuming in Berkey filtered water?

Why are Berkey Filters not NSF certified?

No NSF/ANSI Certification Berkey Water Filters do not have NSF/ANSI certification for two main reasons. First, the independent lab tests we have, test for far more contaminants than the applicable NSF/ANSI certifications. Secondly, the fees for NSF/ANSI certifications are very cost-prohibitive for what is being tested.

Is Berkey water healthy?

The Berkey filters showed strong performance on lead-contaminated drinking water. In our test they reduced lead levels from 170 ug/L to just 0.12 ug/L, a measurement that far exceeds the NSF/ANSI certification requirement of reducing lead from 150 ug/L to 10 ug/L or less.

Why is Berkey not allowed in California?

Note: Berkey Water Filters does not have manufacturing plants or warehouses in the state of CA This revised law has put the burden of proof on the manufacturer and is understandable, however the great additional expense will be difficult for Berkey water filters to absorb into the cost structure.

Can Berkey Filters grow mold?

Berkey Filters may get moldy, especially in the upper chamber with the unpurified water. Mold infestations can also establish in the lower chamber where water can sit for long periods of time. Infrequent cleaning and old or clogged filters can also lead to mold growths in Berkey filtration devices.

Is Berkey better than Brita?

The Choice is Simple Brita filters simply lack the quality and filtering capability necessary. Berkey filters are the winner hands down in quality, longevity, long term affordability, and filtering capability.

Can Berkey make you sick?

I ended up getting really sick because of Coliform bacteria which grew in the filters. This is after replacing the filters within the first six months. So although the filters last for many gallons, over time, even with monthly cleaning of the unit, carbon filters like to grow bacteria.

Can a Berkey filter pond water?

The Berkey water filters are able to both filter and purify water which has been obtained from untreated and raw water sources such as lakes, rivers, and stagnant ponds.

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How long can you leave water in Berkey?

How long can water stay in my Berkey system before I need to replace it? It is recommended that you replace your Berkey water after three days. For water that is in a cold environment, the water can keep for up to one week.

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Can you boil Black Berkey filters?

Using boiling water can cause damage to the purification elements inside the Berkey® system. Berkey® systems always highly recommends using the cleanest source water available, whenever possible.

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