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Water Filter Research Paper

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The water we drink straight out of the tap contains chlorine. The municipal water supply companies have to add the chlorine to kill bacteria and make our water safe. However, chlorine is a known carcinogen. In addition the EPA estimates that one-fifth of our public water supplies contain VOC's (volatile organic chemicals) which can create a wide variety of health problems. One of he most simple ways of removing these contaminants is to use a water filter pitcher that will filter them out. This type of water filter is easy to use and maintain and requires no installation. In addition filter pitchers and their replacement filters are readily accessible at local retailers and at online shopping malls. Each one of the water filter pitchers listed…show more content…
Probably the most popular of the PuR pitchers is the CR-6000C. It has a 7 cup capacity and includes a convenient LED light that lets you know if your filter is good or needs replacement. The pitcher which comes with a single filter sells for about $24.99. The filter is recommended to be replaced every 1 to 2 months and a set of 3 replacement filters, PuR CRF-950Z, retails for $31.99 Brita is another very popular brand. If styling is important to you the Brita may be your choice. At the time of this writing they have 13 different styles ranging in capacity from 5 to 10 cups in a variety of styles and colors. The Slim is the 5 cup pitcher that sells for $10.99. You can choose from 5 models of six cup capacity pitchers ranging in price from $20.99 to $27.99. Brita has 2 different 8 cup models and 5 choices of 10 cup water filter pitchers topping out at $31.99. Some of the Brita pitchers also come with LED indicators for filter replacement. The Brita 35503 3-pack replacement filters are available for about $20.99 Crystal Quest is not as popular as PuR and Brita but it is a quality brand worth considering. They offer 2 styles, the CQE-PI-00600 which is clear and the CQE-PI-00601 that has a blueish tint to the pitcher. Crystal Quest is able to boast four stages of filtration media. Both models sell for $24.99 and replacement filters sell for $15.50
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