Berkey Water Filter News and Views presents articles related to drinking water.
The Berkey water filter is the simplest, most effective method of water treatment available. All things taken together your Berkey can provide you with high quality water in almost any circumstance where fresh water is available - pond, pool, lake, river, stream or puddle. Everyday or in an emergency your Berkey filter works because it uses no electricity. No other water filter can match the Berkey water filter for all-around convenience. Information is the key to good decision making and we at Berkey Water Fitler System hope these articles help you to make the decision to make a Berkey part of your healthy lifestyle.

Berkey Helps Solve Water Contamination Problems and Their Ugly Consequence

Are We At Risk?
The issue of water contamination is just one of the many facing the worlds populations, your family and mine.
Are we at risk? We hope not.
Are we certain - no!  That's one reason why we use a Berkey - everyday!.

Typical Contaminants That Berkey Will Remove

Just what might be wrong with your water? Here are some, but by no means, all of the types of the water pollution.
Unpurified, your water may contain any or all of these four categories and that's not good. You Berkey can help keep you safe.

  • Protozoan Parasites
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Harmful Viruses
  • Poisonous Chemicals

The US Center for Disease Control has a special division, the Division of Parasitic Disease (DPD), which lists all types of microbial water contamination and their health consequences - click here

Some Startling Statistics

Is your water system contaminated? We dont always know.

The problem is not limited to the third world.

Here are some facts regarding water in the USA and some more good reasons to use a Berkey as a second line of defense:

  • In the US, 10,00 violations of EPA regulations regarding municipal water treatment are reported annually.
  • A study by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the US EPA concluded that about 7.1 million Americans suffer nausea and diarrhea each year from bad water. As many as 1200 people die as a result.
  • A study in USA today special report by Pete Eisler states
    • About 40,000 of the 170,000 water systems surveyed and serving about 58 million people violated minimum Federal, State or Municipal requirements and purity standards.
    • About 9,000 had significant water violations and posed a serious threat to public health.
  • In 1998, The Environmental Working Group studied water in 29 major cities. Water in all 29 cities had traces of Weed Killer.
  • Researchers from the US EPA and the National Geographic Survey have now found traces of antibiotics, birth control drugs, antidepressants and even caffeine in water samples taken across the country.

Were At The Top Of The Water Chain and Thats Not An Enviable Position

Want more reasons to have a Berkey on hand when you need a safe source of drinking water - here are some good reasons: Researchers at the Ralph Nader Institute have learned "That any chemical we use in our society will eventually end up in our water supply".

The US Council on Environmental Quality states, "many illnesses in our past, that could not be linked to any probable cause, have now been linked to toxins in our drinking water".

Here's Why Berkey Water Filter is Such a Great Alternative:

  • Your Berkey is long-lasting
  • Your Berkey use results in a minimal amount of waste
  • Your Berkey is low-tech, simple solutions rule at Berkey
  • Your Berkey water filter environmental impact is very low
  • Your Berkey is highly effective
  • Your Berkey use no electricity which makes it valuable in an emergency.
  • Your Berkey is YOUR BERKEY meaning that you are in control of the quality of your water.
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