What exactly does a Berkey Water Filter System filter out?
Over 200 contaminants are removed with Berkey water filter systems. We've extensively tested our filters and found our technology greatly exceeds the standards. Berkey removes contaminants from A to Z. Berkey filters go above and beyond testing standards, using EPA and state-certified labs to test above the EPA and ANSI/NSF (Std. 53) protocol. Based on the test data, Black Berkey Purification Elements (sometimes called Black Berkey Filters) elevate the system from a filter to a water purifier because it removes 99.9999999% of pathogenic bacteria (log 9 reductions) and 99.999% of viruses.
Yes, Berkey removes 99.9% of arsenic.
Learn more about Arsenic. Find out what it is, what is causes and how to remove it.
Yes, Berkey removes 99.9% of bacteria.
Including: pathogenic bacteria and surrogates such as Raoultella terrigena, Bacillus atrophaues (Anthrax Surrogate), and Salmonella Enterica.
Yes, Berkey removes 99.8% of chromium 6.
Learn more about Chromium 6 (aka Hexavalent Chromium). Read more about the dangers of this compound and how it can get in your water.
Yes, Berkey removes 99.9% of E. Coli.
AKA Escherichia Coli
Yes, Berkey removes 99.9% of all endocrine disruptors.
Yes, Berkey removes Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the common herbicide, RoundUp.
Yes, 99.9% of all haloacetic acids (HAA5s) are removed.
Find out what Haloacetic Acids are, also known as HAA5s.
Yes, Berkey removes 99.9% of all heavy metals.
Including: Aluminum, Antimony, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Cobalt, Chromium, Chromium 6, Copper, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Molybdenum, Nickel, Vanadium, and Zinc
Yes, Berkey removes 99.9% of lead.
Lead--What is it? How is it harmful? Why is it in your water?
Yes, Berkey removes more than 99.9% of all micro-organisms.
Including: total coliform, fecal coliform, e. coli
No. Because we don't want to remove minerals!
Learn more about why beneficial minerals are left in Berkey water. This excludes zinc (see below).
RELATED: Is Distilled Water Safe to Drink?
Yes, Berkey removes 99.9% of monochloramine.
Read more about Monochloromine.
Yes, Berkey removes more than 95% of nitrites.
Pesticides and Volatile Organic Compounds
Yes, Berkey removes 99.9% of all pesticides and VOCs.
Yes, Berkey removes more than 99.9% of all petroleum products.
Including: Gasoline, Diesel, Crude Oil, Kerosene, Mineral Spirits, and Refined Oil
PFAS and PFCs
Yes, Berkey removes 99.9% of all PFAS and PFCs.
What does PFAS and PFC stand for?
Pharmaceutical Drug Contaminants
Yes, Berkey removes 99.9% of all pharmaceuticals from drinking water.
Including: Acetaminophen, Caffeine, Carbamazepine, Ciprofloxacin HCl, Erythromycin USP, Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprim, Bisphenol A, Diclofenac Sodium, 4-para-Nonylphenol, 4-tert-Octylphenol, Primidone, Progestrone, Gemfibrozil, Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium, and Triclosan
Yes, Berkey removes 99.8% of trihalomethanes.
Discover how trihalomethanes (including: bromodichloromethane, bromoform, chloroform, and dibromochloromethane) are created and why they're in majority of the U.S. water supply.
Yes, Berkey removes 99.999% of all viruses -- far exceeding standards.
Yes, Berkey removes 99.9% of zinc. This is the exception to minerals, which are mostly left in.