Boiling WaterBoiling Contaminated Water Creates Even More Toxic Problems.

You’re better off purifying your tap water with Pure Berkey.

Just in the last 40 days, more than 200,000 people in three separate instances were told to boil their water before using- Pittsburg, Detroit and a group of cities near Belleville, IL. These are just a few of the boil water notices issued across states such as Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio, Louisiana and Indiana.

But should they boil? Both Pittsburgh and Detroit report lead in their tap water (as do many U.S. cities). EPA guidelines are clear- heating lead contaminated water concentrates the levels of lead, increasing the exposure to the potent neurotoxin. EPA cautions again using hot tap water when lead is present- let alone boiling it. CDC agrees, “Because some of the water evaporates during the boiling process, the lead concentration of the water can actually increase slightly as the water is boiled.” *

So what can you do when both bacteria and lead are concerns? Purify your water with Pure Berkey. Pure Berkey protects you by removing 99.99% lead and 99.99+% of bacteria. Pitcher and Faucet filters can’t cut contaminants like Pure Berkey, and they end up costing you more for less protection. Pure Berkey is certified to purify.