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A good inexpensive option to remove some contaminants
on February 26, 2017
I have owned many Brita water pitchers over the years. Maybe it's my imagination but this pitcher appears to be lighter in weight when it's empty as compared to other Britas I've owned. (on my kitchen scale it weighs about 1 lb 12 ounces when empty) That's could be a good thing as sometimes the pitchers can get heavy when pouring. As far Brita pitcher shape choices go, in my opinion this shape is superior as it takes up less space in the fridge than rounder pitchers.
The filter does a pretty good job of taking out some of the contaminants/chlorine. They will remove some Copper, Mercury, Cadmium, Chlorine and zinc from tap water. We have found however that the filters need to be changed more frequently than stated by the manufacturer. It's becomes obvious when we start to smell Chorine in the filtered water. If you drink as much as we do, replacing filters can get quite expensive.
For a quick fix to better water quality Brita is a good option. It is less expensive than purchasing bottled water and since there are no regulations for bottled water the Brita is a healthier option than bottled water. (industry reports show that up to 44% of bottled water is just tap water)
Still, if you are very serious about removing most/more contaminants from your drinking water at home it is best to invest in a filtration system that will fit under your kitchen sink or on top of your counter and will remove contaminants like Lead, MTBE, Asbestos, Protozoan Cysts, Class I particulate and/or VOCs like Benzene and THMs.