Do the Black Berkey® purification elements remove estrogen from water?

What are estrogenic compounds? “Estrogenic compounds are part of a larger category of chemicals known as endocrine-disruptors (EDCs), chemicals that can alter the hormonal and homeostatic systems enabling an organism—like a human being or other animal—to communicate with and respond to its environment.” http://www.arhp.org/publications-and-resources/contraception-journal/august-2011   What types of estrogen are found in drinking water? “The […]

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Will Berkey Systems remove Chromium from the water?

The short answer is Yes! Black Berkey elements have been tested to remove greater than 99.8% of Chromium 6. In fact,  Both the Black Berkey purification elements and the Berkey Sport Bottle have laboratory testing, showing both Chromium and Chromium 6 reduction. It is important to note though, that not all forms of Chromium are […]

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Berkey® Water Systems and ORP

What is ORP? ORP stands for Oxidation Reduction Potential or Redox. It is the activity or strength of oxidizers and reducers in relation to their concentration in water. It is not (like pH) a measurement of concentration, rather of activity level. Different meters are available to measure the ORP in your water. ORP is measured […]

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Can I use my Berkey® system to purify water from my dehumidifier?

Dehumidifiers that use refrigeration will have cold metal tubes to turn water vapor from a gas to a liquid. According to the EPA, stagnant condensate water can harbor biological contaminants, including mold, mildew and algae, especially if the collection bucket isn’t cleaned regularly. These contaminants have the potential for causing diseases such as hypersensitivity pneumonitis […]

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When and how do I clean the Black Berkey® Purification Elements?

Black Berkey® Purification Elements don’t necessarily need to be cleaned every time one cleans their Berkey® unit. However, this can vary depending on your area and water source. In certain areas, the  water is much dirtier than normal, and will necessitate cleaning the elements more frequently; possibly even more than cleaning the rest of the system requires. If […]

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