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California Residents: the state of California requires water treatment devices claiming health claims be tested and certified by them - our units are not. Therefore, only aesthetic claims can be made on units shipped to California.
California Prop 65 Warning
The products sold here may contain chemical(s) that are known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm. Use products as recommended by Pure Water Filtration, following all instructions as provided on labels and installation guides. For more information read Proposition 65 below.
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CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 COMPLIANT
Attention California Residents:
California Proposition 65 is known as The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. To comply with this California Act, even chemicals used within the limits of national regulations and found not hazardous in the quantities associated with the product may require a warning just because the chemical is present. Information about Proposition 65 and this warning is available on the website of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) maintained by the State of California. http://www.oehha.org/prop65.html
Arsenic in GAC
California requires the following notice:
WARNING: Some GAC contains arsenic, components also may leach chemicals, which known to the State of California, can cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
For the highest level of assurance that leaching of any type is not occurring a laboratory water test would be recommended.
Some coal-based carbon, when extracted from mines, contains Arsenic, which is a natural geological occurrence.
To learn more, go to http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2005/3152/
Pure Water Filtration uses Arsenic-Free GAC™ which is a coconut shell based granulated activated carbon (pre-washed and dust-free), in all filtration systems and replacement cartridges.
Toxicology testing is also performed to assure that GAC raw material is free from silver (Ag), Arsenic (As) and Antimony (Sb).
Can water filters actually contaminate and leach back toxins into your filtered drinking water?
As much as we would like to be able to respond with a resounding “NO” to the possibility of water filters actually contaminating your drinking water, the truth is that it is possible. Without creating widespread fear among consumers it is a fact that some water filtration systems and the replacement filters used in them may contain toxic chemicals which result in dangerous leaching into your filtered drinking water.
Some granulated activated carbon (GAC) toxicities have been a concern for the water filtration industry since the mid 1980’s. From the mid 80’s to the mid 90’s there were concerns over silver leaching from GAC silver-impregnated bituminous coal, coconut shell and wood GAC which were widely used in drinking water filtration systems. Studies at the time showed that silver leaching was at noticeable levels from both impregnated silver and also as a natural occurrence from some coal-based GAC. Upon further research, studies also revealed a presence of arsenic in bituminous coal.
From early 2000 through 2005, there were also concerns over lead leaching from water filter foundries (spouts, diverters and faucets). While conducting toxicity tests to assure that their products were producing lead-free filtered water, some water filtration manufacturers again detected an arsenic presence in some GAC. It is important to note that in 2001 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lowered the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of arsenic in drinking water from 50 to 10 parts per billion (ppb) and set the maximum contaminant level goal to zero. In California and New Jersey the MCL was set to 5 ppb.
Some water filtration manufacturers have been using toxicology testing to assure that GAC raw material was free from silver, arsenic, and antimony, which prevents leaching, while simultaneously addressing the prevention of micro-organism growth in GAC and GAC filters. Through such testing it has been determined that extractable arsenic depends on the type, brand and grade of activated carbon. The levels have even been found to vary between production lots. Studies also showed that coal-based GAC leached arsenic more than non coal-based GAC, and a lower percentage of coconut shell might leach arsenic (unwashed and undusted) during the manufacturing process such as the kiln stage. Because of the high porosity of activated Coconut shell carbon, it also has a greater capacity than coal-based carbon to adsorb small organic molecules.
Aside from laboratory testing, sometimes arsenic may be detected by the presence of an offensive odor in some soft, hot water conditions (filtered heated water, based on flow rate, contact time and detected level of arsenic). Studies reveal that when a lower flow rate is used or when extracted arsenic in GAC stagnates in water, higher levels of arsenic will be present in water.
The same water filtration manufacturers that have been testing for this learned early in their research that some coal carbon when extracted from mines contains arsenic which is a natural geological occurrence. One sample article on the subject can be reviewed at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2005/3152. The article “Arsenic in Coal” was taken from the U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2005-3152 published in 2005.
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