If you have used your elements: If you have used your elements, you should fully dry them before storing. The best option is to leave them on a window sill for several days and allow them to air-dry. The key is to ensure they are bone-dry before storing them, to prevent any potential bacterial growth. […]
If NMCL’s recent test results show that the Berkey Earth® Purification Elements reduce Fluoride, then why do I need the Berkey PF-4™ Post Filter Elements?
NMCL’s most recent laboratory testing indicates that the Berkey Earth® Filtration Elements will initially reduce Fluoride up to 99.9%. Typically, filtration elements that reduce Fluoride begin to lose that ability rather quickly. This is the same case with Berkey Earth® Filtration Elements, as their efficiency at reducing Fluoride plays out long before the 3 year/3,000-gallon life of […]
Yes, the lifespan of the Berkey Earth® Element will increase with each additional filter. For example: One filter will last up to 3 years, two filters will last up to 6 years, and three filters will last up to 9 years. The reason the lifespan is increased with additional filters is because the same amount of work […]
Yes. The media in the Berkey Earth® Element is designed to target Heavy Metals, but allows most of the healthful minerals that your body needs to pass through.
The Berkey Earth® Elements are designed to work in conjunction with the Berkey PF-4™ post filter elements. These particular post filter elements are designed to reduce Fluoride, Arsenic and other “Difficult to Remove” heavy metal ions from water.
When using the Berkey Earth® Element there is no need for priming. Once you install the Berkey Earth® Element, it is good to go. The flow rate will increase with use.
Yes, silver is used as an antimicrobial to self-sterilize the Berkey Earth® Elements.
Four (4) 9″ Berkey Earth® elements in a system will produce a flow rate of up to 12 gallons of water per day.
The Berkey Earth® Elements are comprised of a proprietary formulation that has anti-microbial properties, both in the diatomaceous earth shell and the media inside.
Should the Berkey Earth® elements be tested with red dye like the Black Berkey® Purification Elements?
The red food coloring test is only designed for the Black Berkey® Purification elements and NOT recommended for the Berkey Earth® elements. While the amount of food coloring may be reduced, this test can permanently dye the elements pink.