More Lead in the Water?

Friday, July 24, 2015 - by Water2Drink

Lead contamination in drinking water is still a concern to some U.S. citizens, and if it’s not, it should be. A new study, “Lead Release to Drinking Water from Galvanized Steel Pipe Coatings,” (Brandi Clark, Sheldon Vaughn Masters, and Marc Edwards, #VirginiaTech, Blacksburg, VA,) reveals that galvanized steel pipe is being demonstrated as a source of lead contamination in drinking water. The study can be accessed for free until Aug. 22, 2015, on the Environmental Engineering Science website.

Galvanized pipe is a steel pipe that is covered with a protective layer of zinc. This type of pipe was installed as water lines in many homes built in the last century. Over time, zinc erodes from the galvanized pipe, allowing corrosion to build up on the inside of the pipe, resulting in the potential for lead accumulation and contamination.

While consumers may have had water lines replaced in their home, #galvanizedpipes may still exist outside the home; therefore, consumers are susceptible to lead contamination between the municipal water source and their home.

The only way to prevent lead contamination in your drinking water is to use a point-of-use drinking water filter that is NSF-tested and certified for lead reduction. Boiling water does not reduce lead levels, nor do pitcher/drip #waterfilters that you fill with tap water. Filtered water should be used for all food and drink preparation, including infant formula, concentrated juices, ice cubes, and washing fruits and vegetables.

All Multipure Drinking Water Systems lead the industry in contaminant reduction, including lead. Multipure’s exclusive compressed, activated solid carbon block filter reduces the widest range of health-concerning contaminants. However, it does not remove healthful minerals needed by the body, requires no electricity, and adds no #salt or #silver to the water.

Think of it this way: if you’re not using a water filter, you become the filter.  Contact #Water2Drink today and let us help you select a #Multipure Drinking Water System that best meets your needs.

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