Buyer beware: Some water-filter pitchers much better at toxin removal

Study finds some purifiers remove twice the microcystins from risky water

Date: May 17, 2018
Source: Ohio State University /

Scientists compared three popular pitcher brands’ ability to clear dangerous microcystins from tap water. They found that while one did an excellent job, other pitchers allowed the toxins — which appear during harmful algal blooms (HABs) — to escape the filter and drop into the drinking water.


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