How safe are home water filters anyway? The perception is that these gravity fed water filters clean your tap water, but perception and reality are different. The main concern is heavy metal contaminants easily removed by reverse osmosis or steam distillation such as arsenic, lead, cesium and aluminum as examples. An independent test showed some alarming results.
Countertop Water Filters
Gravity fed, countertop water filters are being used in more and more homes around North America.
Common names of countertop water filters include:
- Culligan water filters
- Brita water filters
- Aqua Pure
Are they a convenience? a cheap solution? Most importantly, are they filtering what they're supposed to filter?