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Top 3 ways a Berkey Water Filter will benefit your life

Drink To Your Health. Berkey water filter systems are far superior to other filtration systems because they remove harmful pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, and unhealthy chemical contaminants such as Chlorine to levels higher than 99.99%, while at the same time leaving in the essential minerals your body needs.
Did you know that over 60% of US municipal water is fluoridated? Berkey water filter systems also distinguish themselves from many other filtration systems by having the capabilities to significantly reduce fluoride and arsenic via the "PF" line of filters.

Affordability. Each durable Black Berkey Water filter will last up to 3000 gallons (6000 gallons per set of 2). This is much longer than the majority of water filter solutions on the market.
At 10 gallons per week, this equates to more than 11.5 years of healthy clean drinking water!
Including fluoride and arsenic reduction, 1 gallon of Berkey water costs just 7 cents!.
Stop and think how much money you could save by the simple reduction in bottled water purchases by regularly using water filtered by your Berkey water filter.

Versatility. Berkey Water Filter systems are capable of purifying both treated water (municipal/city water) and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds, and water supplies in foreign countries.
The micro-pores within the self-sterilizing and re-cleanable Black Berkey water filter purification elements are so small that pathogenic bacteria are simply not able to pass through them.
Due to the fact that the Berkey water filters do not require electricity and are portable, they become a lifesaver during times of flooding, loss of electricity, and other life threatening emergencies.

A letter to our visitors

At BigBerkeyWaterFilters.com, we understand that choosing the right water filter for you and your family can be a daunting task. Made in the USA, Berkey Water Filters are the gold standard of gravity filtration, thanks to their long established reputation in the industry combined with their outstanding filtration test results. Please don`t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about Berkey filtration, would like to learn more about our deals for bulk Berkey water filter purchases, or our discounts for charity organizations and missionaries.

Thanks, Dan DeBaun - Owner

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    • Microplastics in Bottled Water

      Orb Media, a D.C.-based group of investigative journalists, recently published Invisibles: The Plastic Inside Us, highlighting the global problem of microplastics - tiny bits of plastic measuring less than 5mm that are highly prevalent in the environment which are released when larger pieces of discarded plastic breakdown — in drinking water that flows from our taps. Now, in a follow-up investigation, they reveal that bottled water fares no better. In fact, after comparing the levels of microplastics in bottled water to that in tap water, they found that tap water was the healthier choice. For the study, a team of researchers from the State University of New York led by Sherri Mason tested 259 bottles of bottled water from nine countries. The researchers screened the contents of the bottles for plastic using the Nile Red method, a technique that was specifically developed to quickly detect plastic particles in seawater. The technique involves adding a red dye to the water, which adheres to free-floating bits of plastic, rendering them fluorescent under certain lighting conditions.After filtering the dyed bottled water samples, Sherri Mason and her team set about counting every piece of plastic measuring more than 100 microns — about the diameter of a strand of human hair. They found microplastics in 93% of the samples tested, with an average of 325 microplastic particles (10.4 > 100 micron; and 314 < 100 micron in size) per liter of bottled water tested. "For microplastic debris around 100 microns in size, about the diameter of a human hair, bottled water samples contained nearly twice as many pieces of microplastic per liter (10.4) than the tap water samples (4.45)," according to the new report. These figures are twice as high as the levels of microplastics detected in their previous study on tap water. Yet, many consumers believe that bottled water is cleaner and healthier than tap water, a belief which research has shown to be unfounded.While this study and the resulting Orb Media report, Plus Plastic: Microplastics Found in Global Bottled Water, has not been published in a scientific journal, and therefore has not undergone the peer review process, in a BBC article covering this topic, scientific experts weighed in. According to Dr Andrew Mayes, a research scientist from the University of Anglia who pioneered the Nile Red method used to quantify plastic particles in the is study, the technique used involves "very high quality analytical chemistry" and he in fact considers these results to be "quite conservative". Michael Walker, a founding board member of the UK Food Standards Agency who also provides consulting services to the Office of the UK Government Chemist, agrees that the work is robust and the Nile Red method is sound. Both experts agree that while the particles measuring less than 100 microns had not been positively identified as plastics, there is a good likelihood that they are, given the fact that possible alternatives were not likely to be found in bottled water. But the question remains; where is this plastic originating from? The authors believe that the contamination is originating from the plastic bottles the water is packaged in or the bottling process itself. Considering that plastic bottle caps are made from polypropylene plastic (making up 54% of the plastic found in bottled water), one possibility could be that particles are shed into the contents as the bottle is opened. According to the Mayo Clinic, in terms of safety, bottled water is generally on a par with tap water. Bottled water is regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), while tap water is regulated by the US Environmental Protections Agency (EPA). So the decision to drink bottled water rather than tap water is largely a matter of personal preference. Perhaps the safest option would be to simply filter any water that you drink to remove any microplastics or other contaminants that may be lurking in your drinking water.

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    • Exposure to Herbicide Evident in Pregnant Women

      A study conducted on a cohort of pregnant women living in Central Indiana has detected glyphosate — the chemical toxin used in Roundup and other herbicides — in over 90% of the mothers-to-be. In a report that was recently published in the scientific journal Environmental Health, the authors suggest that glyphosate levels are linked to shorter pregnancy terms, which can have negative lifelong impacts on the offspring. "There is growing evidence that even a slight reduction in gestational length can lead to lifelong adverse consequences," said Shahid Parvez, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Science at Indiana University and lead author of the study. This is the first US study of its kind to analyze urine samples of pregnant women to directly assess their exposure to the chemical glyphosate.According to Parvez, the study's primary finding was that of the 71 moms-to-be that made up the study cohort, 93% were found to have glyphosate at detectable levels in their urine. Glyphosate levels were higher in women living in rural areas, and in women who drank more caffeinated drinks. While glyphosate exposure in pregnant women cannot be denied, Parvez says that the primary source of this exposure may not necessarily be drinking water, as they initially thought. None of the drinking water samples they tested had any trace of glyphosate present, indicating that glyphosate is most likely removed during the water treatment process. However, consumption of genetically modified foods, as well as caffeinated drinks are suspected of being two primary sources of glyphosate.Glyphosate is used extensively in the American Midwest as a result of soybean and corn production. Residues of the herbicide can be found contaminating the environment, as well as major crops, including food items that people across the country consume daily. "Although our study cohort was small and regional and had limited racial or ethnic diversity, it provides direct evidence of maternal glyphosate exposure and a significant correlation with shortened pregnancy," Parvez said. Parvez notes that the extent of glyphosate exposure in mothers-to-be and the link between exposure and shorter gestation terms are cause for concern and warrant further investigation. Parvez hopes to expand this study to include more diversity, both ethnically and geographically, in the next cohort of pregnant women examined to determine whether the outcome will be the same. To reduce the likelihood of exposure to toxic pesticides such as glyphosate, it is recommended that you filter your drinking water with a good quality drinking water filter that is capable of removing pesticide contaminants, and choose healthy organically grown fresh produce and food products wherever possible. Journal Reference S. Parvez, R. R. Gerona, C. Proctor, M. Friesen, J. L. Ashby, J. L. Reiter, Z. Lui, P. D. Winchester. Glyphosate exposure in pregnancy and shortened gestational length: a prospective Indiana birth cohort study. Environmental Health, 2018; 17 (1) DOI: 10.1186/s12940-018-0367-0

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