The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently tested 10 pitcher/countertop water filter systems for their ability to remove 25 individual per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (more commonly known as “PFAS”) in tap water. In EWG’s testing, the Travel Berkey® gravity-fed water filtration system removed PFAS down to non-detectable levels—placing the system in the “Best Overall” category.
The Travel Berkey® system was also praised for its large capacity (1.5 gallons) compared to other filters tested, and “exceptionally long filter life” (each pair of authentic Black Berkey® Elements can filter up to 6,000 gallons of tap water before replacement is recommended). CBS News Philadelphia produced a news story about EWG’s testing, which mentions the Travel Berkey® system, which you can watch here. CBS Colorado also mentioned the Travel Berkey® system on a TV news segment about EWG’s test, which you can watch above.
EWG’s water filter testing results were released one week after the United States Geological Survey (USGS) published their study that found that the drinking water from nearly half of U.S. faucets contain at least one type of PFAS. PFAS have been in use since at least the 1950s and have been associated with a wide array health concerns in humans, including certain types of cancers and developmental, metabolic, immune disorders and more. PFAS are called “forever chemicals” due to the fact that they a very long time to break down in the environment.
To defend against PFAS in your drinking water, make sure you have a final barrier system in place such as a Berkey® gravity-fed water filtration system equipped with powerful Black Berkey® Elements that have been independently tested by accredited labs to remove perfluorinated chemicals to below detectable levels.
EWG: News Release | Guide to PFAS Water Filters
CBS Colorado: Which Water Filters Can Block PFAs
CBS News Philadelphia: Environmental Group Tests to Find the Best Water Filters for Removing PFAS
New Study: “Forever Chemicals” Found in Nearly Half of U.S. Tap Water
Do Black Berkey® Elements Remove PFAS and Other PFCs in Drinking Water?
Black Berkey® Elements: The Final Barrier against PFOA and Other PFCs in Drinking Water