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The Berkey Water Filter’s Independent Lab Test Results



The Berkey Filter’s performance may be verified by reviewing their independent test lab results available on their official website.[1] Their official test results page, contains 12 test reports for the Black Berkey Purification Element (The black filter used inside the Berkey Container), and 1 test report for the Berkey PF-2 Fluoride Element (the additional filter for removing fluoride). In particular, these test reports cover the Berkey’s filtration performance in following categories of contaminants:


Black Berkey Purification Element

1) Cryptosporidium & Giardia (Parasites)

2) Virus & Bacteria

3) Heavy Metals, Pharmaceuticals, Coliform, E. Coli, VOCs, Chloramines, Petroleum, etc.

4) Gross Alpha Radiologicals: Radium, Plutonium, Uranium, etc.

5) Gross Beta Radiologicals: Lead, Nickel, Iodine, etc.

6) VOC, Pesticide, THM, HAA5, Chloroform, etc.

7) Uranium

8) Heavy Metals, Lead, Copper, Chlorine, Turbidity, Chromium-6, etc.

9) Lead

10) PFOA, Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs or PFAs)

11) Leptospira

12) Microcystin TR Toxin & Microcystis Algae


Berkey PF-2 Fluoride Element

1) Fluoride


These lab tests results verify the Berkey Water Filter’s performance in substantially removing many contaminants of concern found in our tap water supplies. Here are some examples of the Berkey Water Filter’s test results:


Viruses

· MS2: >99.9999% Reduction (Log Reduction of 6.24) [2]

· Fr Coliphage: >99.999% Reduction (Log Reduction of >5.21) [3]


Bacteria

· Raoultella Terrigena: >99.9999% Reduction (Log Reduction of >6.36) [4]


Parasites

· Cryptosporidium: >99.997% Reduction [5]

· Giardia: >99.994% Reduction [6]


Disinfectants

· Chlorine: >85.0% [7] to >99.9% Reduction [8]

· Chloramines: >99.9% Reduction [9]


Disinfectant-By-Products (DBPs)

· Bromodichloromethane: >99.8% Reduction [10]

· Chloroform: >99.8% Reduction [11]

· Dibromochloromethane: >99.8% Reduction [12]

· Trichloroacetic Acid: >98.0% Reduction [13]

· Dichloroacetic Acid: >98.0% Reduction [14]

· Bromoform: >99.8% Reduction [15]


Heavy Metals

· Arsenic: >99.9% Reduction [16]

· Lead: >99.9% Reduction [17]

· Aluminum: >75% [18] to >99.9% Reduction [19]

· Chromium-6: >99.8% Reduction [20]


Radioactive Elements

· Gross Alpha Emitters (inc. Radium-226, Radium-228, Uranium-235, Uranium-238):

At least 98.7% Reduction [21]

· Gross Beta Emitters (inc. Strontium-90): At least 95.3% Reduction [22]


PFOA: >99.9% Reduction [23]


Fluoride (Using Berkey PF-2 Flouride Element): At least 97.1% Reduction [24]


I think these are great test results and solid evidence that Berkey Water Filters are able to deliver quality filtered drinking water for you and your family’s needs. Please review the Big Berkey Water Filter here.


Reference Links [1] Berkey Water Systems, Black Berkey® Purification Elements Test Results – Berkey Knowledge Base. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [2] ANALYTICAL SERVICES, INC., 2009. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Virus & Bacteria. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [3] ANALYTICAL SERVICES, INC., 2009. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Virus & Bacteria. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [4] ANALYTICAL SERVICES, INC., 2009. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Virus & Bacteria. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [5] Biological Consulting Services of North Florida, Inc., 2018. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Cryptosporidium & Giardia. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [6] Biological Consulting Services of North Florida, Inc., 2018. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Cryptosporidium & Giardia. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [7] Chen, H. and Win, T., 2012. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Heavy Metals, Lead, Copper, Chlorine, Turbidity, Chromium VI, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [8] ENVIROTEK LABORATORIES, INC., 2014. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Heavy Metals, Pharmacueticals, Coliform, E. Coli, VOCs, Chloramines, Petroleum, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [9] ENVIROTEK LABORATORIES, INC., 2014. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Heavy Metals, Pharmacueticals, Coliform, E. Coli, VOCs, Chloramines, Petroleum, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [10] County of Los Angeles, Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures, Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, 2012. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: VOC, Pesticide, THM, HAA5, Chloroform, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [11] County of Los Angeles, Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures, Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, 2012. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: VOC, Pesticide, THM, HAA5, Chloroform, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [12] County of Los Angeles, Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures, Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, 2012. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: VOC, Pesticide, THM, HAA5, Chloroform, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [13] County of Los Angeles, Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures, Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, 2012. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: VOC, Pesticide, THM, HAA5, Chloroform, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [14] County of Los Angeles, Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures, Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, 2012. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: VOC, Pesticide, THM, HAA5, Chloroform, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [15] County of Los Angeles, Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures, Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, 2012. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: VOC, Pesticide, THM, HAA5, Chloroform, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [16] ENVIROTEK LABORATORIES, INC., 2014. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Heavy Metals, Pharmacueticals, Coliform, E. Coli, VOCs, Chloramines, Petroleum, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [17] ENVIROTEK LABORATORIES, INC., 2014. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Heavy Metals, Pharmacueticals, Coliform, E. Coli, VOCs, Chloramines, Petroleum, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [18] Chen, H. and Win, T., 2012. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Heavy Metals, Lead, Copper, Chlorine, Turbidity, Chromium VI, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [19] ENVIROTEK LABORATORIES, INC., 2014. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Heavy Metals, Pharmacueticals, Coliform, E. Coli, VOCs, Chloramines, Petroleum, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [20] Chen, H. and Win, T., 2012. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Heavy Metals, Lead, Copper, Chlorine, Turbidity, Chromium VI, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [21] ENVIROTEK LABORATORIES, INC., 2016. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Gross Alpha Radiologicals: Radium, Plutonium, Uranium, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [22] ENVIROTEK LABORATORIES, INC., 2016. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Gross Beta Radiological: Lead, Nickel, Iodine, etc.. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [23] ENVIROTEK LABORATORIES, INC., 2016. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: PFOA, Perfluorinated Chemicals. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com. [24] QUALITY FILTER TESTING LABORATORY, LLC, 2018. Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride Element Test Results: Fluoride. [online] Berkeywaterkb.com.

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