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Black Berkey Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available and fit most gravity filters, dramatically improving their ability to remove unwanted contaminants.
Black Berkey purification elements are so powerful, they can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other filtration element can duplicate this performance.
No need for expensive disposable filters. Black Berkey® purification elements are re-cleanable. When the flow rate decreases simply brush the Black Berkey® purification elements with a ScotchBrite® pad under running water, reinstall and your system is again ready to purify water. Each durable and efficient purification element will last for up to 3,000 gallons (6,000 gallons per set of two) and provide years of efficient water purification. What's more, the unique Black Berkey® purification elements are self-sterilizing.
The Black Berkey® purification element formulation has been tested by State & EPA accredited laboratories to exceed EPA & ANSI/NSF (Std. 53) protocol.
We tested the Black Berkey purification elements with more than 10,000 times the concentration of pathogens per liter than is required by standard test protocol. This concentration of pathogens is so great that the post filtered water should be expected to contain 100,000 or more pathogens per liter (99.99% reduction - the requirement for pathogenic removal). Incredibly the purification elements removed 100%. Absolutely no pathogens were cultured from the effluent or were able to be detected, even under an electron microscope, setting a new standard in water purification.
VIRUSES Exceeds purification standards: MS2 - Fr Coliphage
- The powerful Black Berkey purification elements also remove or reduce pathogenic cysts, parasites, harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, cloudiness, silt, sediment, nitrates, nitrites, heavy metals, foul tastes and odors, yet they leave in the healthful and beneficial minerals that your body needs.
- PATHOGENIC BACTERIA CYSTS AND PARASITES
- removal to non-detectable levels:
- E. coli - Klebsiella - Pseudomonas Aeruginosa - Giardia - Cryptosporidium
- TRIHALOMETHANES removed to below detectable limits:
- Health effects: muscle & nervous system disorders, cancer
- Bromodichloromethane - Bromoform - Chloroform - Dibromochloromethane
- RADIOLOGICALS removed to below detectable limits:
- Radon 222
- INORGANIC MINERALS removed to below detectable limits:
- CONTAMINANT----------HEALTH EFFECTS
- Chlorine Residual-------cancer, birth defects
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
- Removed to below detectable limits
- Carbon Tetrachloride
- 1, 1-Dichloroethane
- 1, 2-Dichloroethane
- 1, 1-Dichloroethylene
- cis-1, 2-Dichloroethylene
- 1, 2-Dichloropropane
- Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
- Heptachlor Epoxide
- Lindane, Methoxychlor
- 2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
- HEAVY METALS reduced by up to 95%:
- CONTAMINANT---------HEALTH EFFECTS
- Lead---------------------kidney, nervous system damage
- Mercury-----------------kidney, nervous system disorders
- Aluminum---------------respiratory, nervous system disorders
- Cadmium---------------kidney damage
- Chromium--------------liver, kidney, circulatory system disorders
- Copper-----------------gastro-enteric diseases
- ALSO REMOVES OR REDUCES:
- Nitrates, Nitrites, Rust, Silt and Sediment.