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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, 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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    • How Energy is Linked to the Water Crisis in Cape Town — and Why American's Should Care

      An article recently published by the Environmental Defense Fund highlights how water and energy are inextricably linked. Cape Town, a major South African city, is counting down the days to Day Zero, when the city's taps, which provide 4 million inhabitants with water, are expected to run dry. While extreme water restrictions and water saving measures have pushed the date back from April to November 2018, the fact remains that the city's water supply is still extremely precarious."Yet, while this water crisis has been making headlines worldwide, nobody's talking about the connection between water and energy," says Kate Zerrenner, Senior Manager, Energy-Water Initiatives at the Environmental Defense Fund. "In a rapidly changing climate, we should."According to a 2014 study, Cape Town is not the only water-stressed city in the world — the water supply of one out of every four larger cities around the world, including two or more US cities, is under duress. Zerrenner points out that many of these cities also happen to depend on coal — the world's thirstiest source of energy.The supply of water and energy go hand-in-hand, an association referred to as the energy-water nexus. Energy is used during water treatment processes and to pump water across the distribution network, while water is consumed during the production and supply of energy. Consequently, our choice of energy has a direct impact on our freshwater resources. Conventional sources of power such as natural gas, coal and nuclear energy use an average of 25 gallons of water for every kilowatt-hour of power produced, with coal being the most water hungry, or in this case thirsty, using between 20-60 gallons to produce a kilowatt hour of electricity, depending on the cooling technology employed at the power plant. Back home in the US, the average household uses around 900 kWh of electricity a month, which equates to roughly 23,000 gallons of water every month. That's just to meet the power needs of a typical American household, and doesn't account for water used for drinking, cooking, showering/bathing, dishwashing, laundry, flushing, etc, etc. In Cape Town's case, 92% of the country's energy is supplied by coal. So even though residents in Cape Town and further afield have drastically cut back on their water usage during the prolonged drought currently affecting the region, the power plants that supply the country with energy continue to guzzle it up. Will US Cities Be Next? Climate change is causing unprecedented shifts in temperature and rainfall patterns across the world, including America, where many areas are already becoming hotter and drier. Texas is once again feeling the effects of drought, while California has suffered an extended period of drought that has already severely impacted California's agricultural sector. As these dry conditions extend eastward, more and more areas are becoming water stressed, with Miami considered one of the first US cities that could run out of water, largely due to contamination of it aquifers by saltwater intrusion from the ocean. Perhaps now is a good time to reassess the energy-water nexus, and make decisions that could help us save the precious little water remaining. Water-efficient Power Sources The good news is that there are water-efficient alternatives to water-hungry power sources. These come in the form of clean energy, such as solar and wind power, which both use practically zero water. What's more, they are cleaner, and therefore better for the environment too. By the same token, energy-efficiency uses no water at all. In the US, 85% of electricity is still supplied by water-hungry fossil fuels and nuclear. By simply improving energy efficiency and expanding solar and wind energy to meet more of the country's energy needs, while steadily reducing our dependence on more water-hungry sources of power, we can save huge amounts of water at a time when we are going to need it most."This is our opportunity here and around the world as we plan for the reliability and resilience of our energy and water systems. It's no longer possible to ignore the impact our energy sources has on critical water supplies, and vice versa," says Zerrenner. "We have already begun to turn toward a cleaner energy economy. The question now is whether we can ramp things up

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    • Exposure to Nitrates in Drinking Water Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

      Research conducted by a team of scientists from Aarhus University in collaboration with colleagues from the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) shows that the risk of colon and rectal cancer increases with exposure to nitrates in drinking water. Nitrate contamination of groundwater resources and drinking water, originating primarily from fertilizers used in crop production, has long been suspected of posing an increased risk of cancer. Now, the largest public health study ever conducted on this issues reveals that there is a link, even when nitrate levels in drinking water are far lower than current safety levels set for drinking water.Top dressing winter wheat. Ammonium nitrate fertiliser being applied to a winter wheat crop on the hill above Wakerley. The fertiliser is carried in tiny round ball called prills. The machine (spreader) is calibrated to deliver a set amount over a given width at a constant forward speed. The copyright on this image is owned by Michael TroloveFor the study, which was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer, the researchers looked at the levels of nitrate that Danish consumers were exposed to in their drinking water and compared this data to cancer diagnoses in the country. The study, which is the largest of its kind in this research area, analyzed nitrate concentrations in drinking water samples collected from over 200,000 locations, and followed the health of 2.7 million Danish consumers between 1978-2011. "Each year, approximately 5,000 Danes contract colorectal cancer, which can have many causes. Our study shows that nitrate in drinking water may be one of them," says Jörg Schullehner, PhD from the Department of Public Health at Aarhus University and lead author of the study. "In the study, people who were exposed to the highest concentration of nitrate in drinking water (above 9.3 mg per liter of water) had a 15 per cent greater risk of getting colorectal cancer compared to those who had least exposure (less than 1.3 mg per liter of water). The current drinking water standard is 50 mg nitrate per liter of water, but the increased risk of cancer could already be seen at concentrations greater than approximately 4 mg nitrate per liter of water." The drinking water standard for nitrates in Denmark and other countries in the European Union comply with levels recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent 'Blue Baby Syndrome' — which results from nitrite poisoning that prevents oxygen uptake by the body in infants and can be fatal. The results of this research confirm suspicions that exposure to nitrate in drinking water increases the risk of colorectal cancer — the third most common form of cancer worldwide, and also very common in Denmark. Once nitrate is absorbed by the body it is converted into carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds, which pose the cancer threat. According to Torben Sigsgaard, a professor in the Department of Public Health at Aarhus University and co-author of the study, the results of this study echo those of other international studies that suggest the standard for nitrate in drinking water should be lowered to protect consumers against other chronic health risks rather than just Blue Baby Syndrome alone. According to Schullehner, data collected by GEUS surveys suggest that nitrate levels at public water utilities serving the majority of Danish consumers have been reduced over the last few decades and are currently low. The problem areas consist mostly of small private drinking water wells and areas where there is a high rate of nitrate leaching, particularly areas where the geological and soil conditions are conducive to nitrate leaching into the groundwater. These are the areas that we need to focus on, says Schullehner. While the berkey water filter does remove nitrites, unfortunately nitrates are very difficult to remove from the water, and they are one of the only contaminants that the Berkey is unable to remove.  We're hoping we can change this in the future. Journal Reference: Jörg Schullehner, Birgitte Hansen, Malene Thygesen, Carsten B. Pedersen, Torben Sigsgaard. Nitrate in drinking water and colorectal cancer risk: A nationwide population-based cohort study. International Journal of Cancer, 2018; DOI: 10.1002/ijc.31306

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