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 GenX?

GenX is the trade name for a chemical that was introduced in 2010 as a “safer” replacement for a toxic contaminant known as PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid, commonly called C8). Like its predecessor, GenX enables the production of common household products including non-stick pans, firefighting foam and water-repellent fabrics. Although few health studies are available on […]

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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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Black Berkey® Purification Elements Test Results

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Best Gravity Water Filters 2015 – Comparison & Reviews

If you are unfortunate enough to live somewhere where the tap water tastes downright terrible, spend a lot of time camping, live in a rural area with questionable water sources, or you simply want the cleanest water possible, finding a way to filter large amounts of water (like your entire daily water supply) can be […]

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Do your Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide and pesticide. Glyphosate is primarily released into the environment via runoff water and predominately applied as a spray for agricultural purposes. This contaminant has recently become the topic of discussion because of its association with acute or chronic exposure leading to various potential health issues or concerns. The EPA has […]

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Should I be concerned about Coliform Bacteria?

Coliform bacteria are not pathogenic (disease causing) organisms but are a natural part of the microbiology of the intestinal tract of warm-blooded mammals, including man. Total coliform bacteria are a collection of relatively harmless microorganisms. Coliform bacteria can be found virtually everywhere – in soil, on skin, on animals, insects, in lakes and rivers, etc. […]

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Heavy Metal Test Results : Gravity Fed and Counter Top Systems

Water Filter Labs tested for the ability of the most common counter top and gravity fed filters to remove heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury as well as elements that have radioactive isotopes such as strontium, cesium, uranium, and aluminum reduction. Click the following link to view the test results: Water Filter […]

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