What's floating in it?
Listen: A "scientist's" warning
Select a glass to learn about the most important (and grodie) contaminants that Pfister's Xtract™ filters out.
Scientists believe that the majority of drugs get into the water through improper disposal (flushing them down the toilet).
Pesticides reach water sources when it washes into creeks and rivers through storm drains and household drains.
The major sources of mercury in drinking water are erosion of natural deposits, discharge from refineries, and factories.
The major sources of lead in drinking water are corrosion of household plumbing and erosion of natural deposits.
Chlorine disinfectants play an essential role in maintaining public health, but they can introduce an unpleasant odor or taste.
Equipped with the trusted GE® 2X Highflow Filtration System, Pfister faucets with Xtract provide advanced filtration of contaminants — beyond what filter pitchers, refrigerator filters, or even faucet mounts can do.
Are you using bottled water, a filter pitcher, or a filter mount on your faucet head? Here are some reasons why an enhanced filter method is a good choice.
Beverages like coffee and tea can have stronger flavors and decreased steeping times when made with filtered water.
Those subtle notes of toffee and pecan taste better without the chlorine.
Think your filter pitcher is good enough?
Filter pitchers can’t catch select pharmaceuticals, pesticides, lead, or mercury. Xtract can.
Your faucet is not connected to a glacial spring.
While a lot of our water does come from streams and rivers, the channels in which it flows may also run past urban cities, industrial factories, and farms using pesticides.
Drinking water may pass through many different places before arriving in your home.
What costs more money: gasoline or bottled water?
Gas can cost on average $3.51/gallon. Bottled water can cost up to $10/gallon!
In contrast to the EPA’s tap water requirements, the FDA cannot require certified lab testing or violation reporting of bottled water.
The FDA cannot require certified lab testing of bottled water.
Treatment plants can’t do it all.
While wastewater plants send incoming wastewater through a thorough treatment and disinfectant process before releasing, they do not actually detoxify pesticides. Xtract removes pesticides from tap water.
Wastewater treatment plants are not set up to detoxify water from pesticides.
Some studies show that plants can survive longer in a vase of filtered water than unfiltered (weeks in some cases).
Plants survive longer in a vase of filtered water.
Pharmaceuticals may be in bottled water as well.
Bottlers, some of which simply repackage tap water, do not typically treat or test for pharmaceuticals.
What are the possible effects of drinking mercury?
Some people who drink water containing mercury well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience kidney damage.
Foods that show noticeable differences when cooked with filtered water are pastas and rice, which cook faster and have a creamier texture.
Many fine restaurants use filtered water for their cooking and beverages.
Americans drink more bottled water every year. Partly because they're Americans. But also because they believe it's safer and better than tap water. It's not.
The label "purified water" doesn't guarantee that the water is from a mountain spring. Often, bottling companies purchase municipal tap water, put it through a filtration process, bottle it, and then sell it back to consumers for hundreds to thousands times the cost.
Plastic bottles are improperly recycled. Also, some plastic bottles are shipped overseas for cheaper recycling.
17 Million oil barrels are used in the production of plastic water bottles each year. Enough to fuel 1,000,000 cars for one year.
The amount of water that is used in the production and transportation of a 1-liter water bottle.
Fossil fuel used in the production and transport of 1 plastic bottle, emitting 1.2lb of greenhouse gases.
Why pay more for bottled water? Bottled water has a huge impact on the environment, it costs significantly more than tap water, and is less regulated. Discover Pfister's innovative new way to get great-tasting, filtered water.
Sources: Statistic Brain, Inspired Water, UC Davis, New York Times, Ban the Bottle
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