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Mar 12, 2020

Are You Concerned About Lead In Your Water?

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Are You Concerned About Lead In Your Water

The Australian Department of Health has issued a warning regarding lead being leached into household water from brass fittings, taps and pipes. Are you concerned about lead in your drinking water?

Authorities are urging public action on this issue, advising households should run a tap for at least 30 seconds every morning and after extended periods of non-use, prior to consuming or cooking in tap water. But is this a good long-term solution for all Australians?

How Is Lead Introduced Into Drinking Water

Lead is a heavy metal that is denser than most common materials and is found in many household plumbing fixtures containing brass, such as taps and pipes.

Any plumbing containing lead can leach lead into the water, especially when hot water is used. Lead is also more likely to leach into the water when pipes corrode, particularly if the water is high in acid (such as rain water) or low in mineral content, which can corrode pipes and fixtures easily.

Why Is Lead Exposure A Health Concern

Lead in Tap Water

Lead exposure over a period of months or years can result in lead poisoning. Adults can experience reproductive issues, damage to the kidneys and abdomen, neurological changes, fatigue, anaemia and high blood pressure. According to Health Line, children and foetus’s exposed to lead can develop intellectual disabilities with symptoms including behavioural problems, low IQ, hearing problems and learning difficulties.

Lead poisoning from high doses of lead can result in emergency symptoms such as vomiting, seizures, coma and muscle weakness.

“We know that more than half of all households have water that has lead in it, and 8 percent of households have water which has dangerous levels of lead”.

– John Rolf, Daily Telegraph

How Can You Remove Lead From Your Water Supply

A highly effective way to remove lead from your water supply is to install a superior quality water filtration or purification system as they can reduce the presence of unwanted contaminants, including lead in drinking water.

There are many types of systems available, but regardless of which water filter system you choose, make sure the supplier can present third party test results*. The results should show individual contaminant reductions for the duration of the filter cartridge rated capacity, so you will know you are buying the best quality water filter for your home.

How Can Pure Water Systems Help

Pure Water Systems has three solutions which can assist in significantly reducing lead from your drinking water including our Under Sink Water Filter System and Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System. However, if you’re looking for a fast and cost-effective solution that you can install yourself, we recommend the Stainless Steel Bench Top Water Filter System which is fitted with our exclusive Hi-Tech Optimiser providing 98.7% lead removal*.

Stainless Steel Bench Top Water Filter System And Under Sink Water Filter System

Installed Stainless Steel Bench Top Water Filter

The Pure Water Systems Bench Top Water Filter System and Under Sink Water Filter System utilise the exclusive Hi-Tech Optimiser filter cartridge which is tested according to NSF protocols and reports 98.7% of lead removal (for three times its rated capacity of 1892 litres)^.

Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System

Reverse Osmosis Under Sink System

Our Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System is performance tested by Pentair and is NSF rated to remove 98.6% of lead from water.

Watch the interview with John Rolf – Daily Telegraph who brought this story to public attention.

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*Based on independent laboratory testing according to the NSF test protocol for PH8.5 and lead reduction. Flow rates of 0.75 gpm at 60 psi tested to 5,678 litres.

^The Hi-Tech Optimiser has been manufactured by Multipure exclusively for Pure Water Systems. Multipure has manufactured this cartridge using the same materials and manufacturing processes that is used in the CB6 filter which is certified under NSF/ANSI Standard P473 for PFOA and PFOS reduction.

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