Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 21, 2008
Arsenic in our drinking water? Too often, the answer is "yes". Most of us know that water pollution is a growing problem - but not many realize that arsenic - the poison we read about in old-time murder mysteries - is present in our tap water in many parts of the USA.
A study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that in 9,956 communities, in 38 states, tap water was contaminated at levels above health-based thresholds.
What can we do about it?
A solution is at hand in the form of a simple water pitcher. Pure Life Healthy Homes announced today that it is carrying the new water filter -the only pass-through water filter on the market today that filters arsenic.
The Code Blue filter, uses a patented ARTI-64 sponge technology and is manufactured by MARTI (Metals and Arsenic Removal Technology, Inc.). Independent lab tests show that the ARTI-64 filter reduced arsenic to undetectable levels.
Arsenic from Industry
Arsenic is a metal that can enter water by erosion - from mining or agricultural runoff, as well as from leaching out of pressure-treated lumber. It's highly toxic and is classified by the US EPA as a carcinogen.
In a health sheet on pressure treated lumber, the University of Minnesota says that arsenic causes cancer in humans and has other toxic effects on the skin and internal organs. The same publication states that arsenic health effects can take years to develop, after long-term (chronic) exposures to small amounts of arsenic.
How Much is Too Much?
The EPA has established a Maximum Contaminant Limit (or MCL) of 10 ppb (parts per billion). This amount was reduced from an earlier level of 50 ppb. However, EWG reports that California recently proposed an acceptable drinking water level (called a public health goal) for arsenic of 4 parts per trillion, 2500 times lower than the EPA's new MCL of 10 ppb.
"Even if your tap water falls within the EPA minimum, is that really good enough? I mean, how many people would say it's ok to drink a little bit of arsenic every day? Not me. I'd rather filter it down to undetectable levels!"
Audrey Franklin, President and Founder of Pure Life Healthy Homes in Atlanta says she likes carrying the water filtering pitcher because it's simple and inexpensive. The replaceable filter within the pitcher, which costs about $22.50, cleans 150 liters of water. That averages out to $.15 cents per liter.
An added bonus is that the Code Blue water pitcher filters most all other contaminants as well. Independent lab studies show that the filter also reduces other metals, plus the following microbial contaminants: coliform, E. coli, staphylococcus aureus, and general plate count.
"End-User" Water Filtration is a necessity today! Many Americans realize ground water quality is uncertain - as it can vary from day to day, depending on "run-off and toxic spills." Many health officials believe municipal water supplies that filter for sanitation purposes, i.e., toilets, bathing, car washing, etc…leaves toxins that are unsafe for human consumption - as they accumulate and contribute to tissue toxicities.
Comprehensive water testing is very expensive and requires frequent retesting to assure accuracy of water quality. Therefore, many discriminating water consumers choose the portable, Code Blue Water System. It's patented filter produces "really clean, cost-saving, convenient water" that is certified and lab-tested - straight from your tap!
Now... Code Blue™ can be your "insurance policy" of Certified Lab-Tested "water quality" against arsenic and other environmental contaminants.
To find out more about the Code Blue water filter, visit the http://www.drinkonlythewater.com website.