Brita Pitcher Filter
Healthier, great-tasting water. Water Quality - Tested and certified under industry standards. Fresher Filter = Fresher Water. The Amazing Brita Filter: The Brita Filter's activated carbon and ion exchange resin work together to filter your water so you get healthier, great-tasting drinking water. Brita is a Great Value: Brita filters your own tap water, giving you healthier, great-tasting drinking water at a fraction of the cost of bottled water. Fits all Brita pitchers, dispensers and water coolers. Certification: The Brita Water Filtration Pitcher and Water Cooler are NSF and Water Quality Association certified to reduce the following harmful contaminants that may be in your tap water. Lead - Source: Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits. Potential Health Effects: Infants and children - delays in physical or mental development. Adults - Kidney problems, high blood pressure. Copper - Source: Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits. Potential Health Effects: Short term gastrointestinal distress. Long term liver or kidney damage. Mercury - Source: Erosion of natural deposits, runoff from landfills and cropland. Potential Heath Effects: Kidney damage. Cadmium - Source: Corrosion of galvanized pipes, runoff from waste batteries and paints. Potential Health Effects: Kidney damage. Benzene - Source: Discharge from factories, leaching from gas storage tanks and landfills. Potential Health Effects: Anemia, decrease in blood platelets, increased risk of cancer. Source U.S. EPA, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, July 2003. The Brita Filter keeps a healthy level of fluoride, a water additive that promotes strong teeth. (Applies to fluoridated municipal tap water and based on independent laboratory testing.) NSF - Independently Certified Replacement Element. The Brita Pitcher Filter (Model No. 0B03) has been tested and certified by NSF International in all Brita pitchers, dispensers, and water cooler filtration systems for: NSF/ANSI Standard No. 53 Health Effects - Reduction of: Lead; Copper; Mercury; Cadmium; Benzene; Toluene; Tetrachloroethylene. NSF/ANSI Standard No. 42 Aesthetic Effects - Reduction of: Chlorine; Taste & Odor; Particulate - Class V; Zinc. NSF International is the nation's leading testing authority for water filtration products. The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water treatment device are not necessarily in all users' water. The Brita Pitcher Filter has been tested and certified by the WQA in all Brita pitchers, dispensers, and water cooler filtration systems against NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53 for the reduction of the claims specified on the Performance Data Sheet. The Water Quality Association (WQA) is the oldest independent 3rd party water testing and certification authority. Assembled in Canada.
For optimum performance, change your filter as directed. (Filter replacement is essential for product to perform as represented. Replace filter every 40 gallons (about 2 months for the average family). Water Coolers require 2 filters; replace both filters every 80 gallons (about 4 months for the average family). See User's Guide for details. Getting Started (See User's Guide for detailed instructions): Pitchers/Dispensers - 1. Soak new filter. 2. Insert filter into reservoir. 3. Add cold tap water. It is normal for carbon dust to appear in your first 2 pitchers. Discard this water or use it to water plants.
The Brita Pitcher Filter is not intended to purify water. Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system. Individuals requiring water of special microbiological purity should allow the advice of their doctor or local health officials regarding the use and consumption of their tap water and Brita water.