Do the Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove cyanobacteria associated with algae blooms?

Algae blooms are composed of floating colonies of cyanobacteria. While New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. has not conducted specific testing for cyanobacteria, our expectation is that the reduction of cyanobacteria should occur because: Cyanobacterial cells range in size from 0.5 micrometers to 40 micrometers. A “micron” is an abbreviated term for “micrometer”, or a millionth of […]

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What is Leptospirosis, and do the Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove it?

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection caused by bacteria within the genus Leptospira.  It is a widespread disease that can be contracted via direct contact with infected animal urine, or by ingesting water or food infected with the bacteria.  Most cases result in symptoms similar to influenza, but some extreme cases can be fatal.  The Black Berkey® Purification […]

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Do the Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove plastic fibers from the water?

Plastic Fibers, also known as Microplastics, are small plastic pieces that can enter and contaminate drinking water. Scientists are studying the exact pathways that allow microplastics to enter into the drinking water supply. An extensive investigation on microplastics in water found that these analyses caught particles of more than 2.5 microns in size,” 2.5 microns […]

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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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