It’s no secret, lead exposure can have severe health impacts, especially for children. That’s why ensuring that your drinking water is free of this highly toxic metal is so essential. But how does lead get into drinking water in the first place? And which Berkey filters can remove it?
The Many Dangers Of Lead Contamination
There is no safe level of exposure, so it’s essential to avoid any possible contamination source, including your drinking water. Lead can cross the placenta and damage the developing fetus’ brain in pregnant women. Exposure can result in a wide range of physical and psychological issues and even death in children. Adults are also at risk. If you notice any of the side effects associated with contamination, you should consult with a care provider immediately.
- Brain Damage
- Kidney Damage
- Behavioral Problems
- Learning Difficulties
- IQ Deficits
- ADHD-Like Symptoms
- High Blood Pressure
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Immune System Dysfunction
How Does Lead Get Into Drinking Water?
If your home was built before 1986, there’s a good chance that the pipes contain lead. Over time, these pipes can degrade and leach metals into the water supply. Wells can also be contaminated via the ground. Even some city supply systems have failed inspections in recent years. Chicago, IL, and Flint, MI, are just two cases in point.
Lead Is No Match For Berkey Filters
The Black Berkey and Sports filters are designed to remove lead in drinking water. Both types are incredibly effective at eliminating impurities. They’ve been shown to remove up to 99.9% of lead.
How Your Berkey Filters Keep Your Water Safe
Black Berkey carbon filters use adsorption to remove contaminants like viruses and bacteria from your drinking water. Fortunately, the filters also attract sedimentary minerals and heavy metals, such as arsenic, aluminum, and lead, trapping them, so they don’t pass through. Beneficial ionic minerals such as calcium and magnesium, on the other hand, pass through the filters and are retained in the water.
Enjoy Safe & Delicious Drinking Water
Investing in a Berkey filtration system is a great way to protect yourself and your family from lead contamination. Not only do our filters remove dangerous impurities, but they’re also easy to use, require minimal maintenance, and do not use electricity. So, invest in a Berkey filtration system from USA Berkey Filters today.