Do the Berkey Light® systems contain BPA?

In the past the Berkey Light® systems were made of food grade polycarbonate that was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Some research suggests that polycarbonates have been known to leach BPA (Bisphenol-A) when either exposed to High Strength Industrial Grade Alkaline Detergents or when they are repeatedly exposed to temperatures in excess of […]

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When and how do I clean the Super Sterasyl™ Elements?

If the time it takes for the water to filter into the lower chamber substantially decreases, the flow rate can be easily renewed by cleaning the ceramic filter. Follow these simple steps: Carefully remove the Super Sterasyl™ Element from the upper chamber.   Using a soft toothbrush or soft scouring pad (3M Scotch-Brite® or similar), scrub […]

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Super Sterasyl™ Element Specifications

The Super Sterasyl™ Ceramic Shell The Super Sterasyl™ grade ceramic is designed to remove suspended solids and pathogenic bacteria (>99.99%).  The filter elements are produced using the latest ceramic techniques to provide a hollow porous ceramic, which is fired at a temperature in excess of 1,000º C.  They are designed to operate with water flow going from […]

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Berkey Shower Filter™ Specifications

TECHNICAL INFORMATION In the shower environment, chlorine can either be in liquid or gas state. At higher water temperatures in the enclosed shower stall, free-chlorine moves from the liquid to the gas state, where it vaporizes and subsequently is inhaled. The United States regulates all showerhead flow at 2.5 gallons per minute. Thus, the science […]

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