What Brita® filtration systems reduce from tap water
The quality of U.S. and Canadian tap water is generally quite good, but Chlorine is often added as a disinfectant by certain municipalities, and lead can leach out of household plumbing. Brita® pitcher and faucet water filtration systems reduce the following common impurities, and can even remove 96.6% of pharmaceuticals including Acetaminophen, Carbamazepine, Estradiol, Naproxen and Progesterone1:
Pitchers and Dispensers: Reduce Chlorine (taste and odour), Copper, Mercury, and Cadmium — all of which may be found in tap water2.
Faucet Filtration Systems: Reduce Lead, TTHM, VOCs, lindane (pesticide), 2,4-D, alachlor, atrazine (herbicide), Chlorine (taste and odour) and sediment2
Brita® Bottles: All Brita® bottles are NSF certified to reduce Chlorine (taste and odour) and particulates.2
1 Based on manufacturer testing for reduction levels of 5 pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals may not be in all users' water.
2 Substances reduced may not be in all users’ water.