The Puratap Complete water filter set up consists of 2 separate stages of filtration. The first, a sediment filter will remove any dirt, rust and undissolved organic matter from the water that is larger than 1 micron in size. The second filter, the carbon filter, will remove chlorine, trihalomethanes, herbicides, pesticides and many other chemicals from the water. The carbon filter has a pore size of 0.45 microns. The Puratap GI-2600 will not remove any minerals from the water, including fluoride.
The Puratap GI-2600 water filter, fitted with our high quality double o'ring sealed filters, is able to remove a significant number of contaminants from your water.
So what can a Puratap water filter remove, and should you be worried about having these things in your water?
|Name||What is it?||What could it do to me?||Has it been found in Australian water?|
|Alachlor||Herbicide||Colo-rectal cancer, leukemia and myeloma (WHO 1996, Leet 1998, Lee 2004)||Not tested (has been found overseas)|
|Atrazine||Herbicide||Gastrochisis and reproductive cancer (Fan 2007, Waller 2010)||Yes|
|Benzene||Petrochemical||Leukemia, anencephaly and spina bifida (Aksoy 1974, Rinsky 1989, Garduno 2010, Lupo 2011)||No (has been found overseas)|
|Bromodi-chloromethane||Trihalomethane||Unknown (causes liver and kidney cancers in rats and mice (Aida 1992a, 1992b)||Yes|
|Bromoform||Trihalomethane||Unknown (causes lethargy and adenocarcinoma in rats and mice (NTP 1989))||Yes|
|Carbofuran||Pesticide||Infertility, nervous system damage and coma (Tenebaum 2008, Gallegoa-Avila 2010)||Not tested|
|Chloroform||Trihalomethane||Anaesthesia, intrauterine growth retardation, liver damage, neurological damage and cancer (Kramer 1992, Li 1992)||Yes|
|Chloropicrin||Pesticide||Ocular and respiratory irritation (Oriel 2009, Barry 2010)||Not tested|
|Cryptosporidium||Protozoan Parasite||Cryptosporidiosis- characterised by vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and loss of appetite (CDCB 2007)||Yes|
* Efficient contaminant removal is reliant on filter change at prescribed intervals. The Puratap GI-2600 water filter requires a filter change at 2500L or yearly, which ever comes first.
You don't have to take our word for it though, have a look at Puratap's independent testing proving what our GI-2600 water filter can remove and our independent testing proving that the GI-2600 water filter does not add or leech anything back into your water!