laurie wrote:When choosing a water filter you need to first identify what is in the water that you want to remove. If you want to remove aluminum which is a cation (positively charged ion) you must use a cation exchange resin. Brita is a combination of cation exchange resin and activated carbon. My husband has tested the Brita, Zero and Pur filters for removing aluminum and all remove 98.5% of the aluminum however only the Brita doesn't remove silica (OSA), Pur removed 8 % of the silica, Zero removed 93% of the silica. This is why my husband chose the Brita filter for the Silicade recipe.
The filter you mentioned cleansui does not have a cation filter therefore it will not remove aluminum or other toxic cations, such as mercury, lead and cadmium so it is good you are considering a new filter if you want to remove aluminum and other toxic metal cations. When you move check the treatment procedure for your drinking water as an aluminum salt may be used to treat the water. Also water delivery systems have cement lined and lead pipes that add aluminum and lead to the drinking water.
I hope your move goes smoothly.
Brian4 wrote:Laurie, thanks so much for the extremely helpful info!
As I mentioned before, I'm using ZeroWater, but I take various forms (mostly drops) of supplemental Si throughout the day.
The frequent use of Al salts in water treatment facilities is disturbing....
lumia wrote:Well, the problem is this: it seems I and my wife have different priorities on what to remove; she seems to be more concerned about microplastics, of which the Brita--or the Mavea for that matter--certain does not remove.
laurie wrote:There are so many toxins we are exposed to and it is challenging and sometimes difficult to try and avoid all of them. Aluminum is so serious that as you know it is one of my top priorities. I guess you and your household may have to have 2 water filters. Thanks for your interest in the information I have provided to this forum.
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