List of Substances Removed

Substances

Description / Potential Health Effects

Filtration Performance- Super High Grade Filter

Filtration Performance- Standard Grade Filter

Free residual chlorine Chlorine is the most commonly used disinfectant. Affects the taste of water.    
Turbidity Is a measure of the cloudiness of water, an indication of water quality and filtration effectiveness. Particles in water that may not be visible.  
Trihalomethanes General term for four chemical compounds (chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, bromoform) generated by the reaction of organic substances in water to chlorine used in water filtration treatments. Suspected of being carcinogenic.
Chloroform One of the trihalomethanes. Suspected of being carcinogenic.
Bromodichloromethane One of the trihalomethanes. Suspected of being carcinogenic.
Dibromochloromethane One of the trihalomethanes. Suspected of being carcinogenic.
Bromoform One of the trihalomethanes. Suspected of being carcinogenic.  
Soluble Lead Perceived as a problem because there's a possibility of causing intellectual damage to infants and babies if it accumulates in their mothers.
CAT Organic chemicals, herbicides, pesticides used in a number of crops (agricultural or gardens) as well as non-crop areas. It is suspected of disrupting the endocrine (hormone) system.
2-MIB A mould. It affects the taste of water.
Tetrachloroethylene Is widely used in drycleaning and as a solvent for degreasing metals in automotive, metal, light industries. It is suspected to harm the liver and kidney and to be a carcinogen.
Trichloroethylene Is a chemical compound used as an industrial solvent for degreasing metals. It is suspected to harm the liver and kidney and to be a carcinogen.
1,1,1-trichloroethane Is widely used as a cleaning solvent in electrical, electronics industry, as a solvent for adhesives, ink, paints, coatings, textile dyes, and as a coolant and lubricant. It is suspected to harm the liver and kidney and to be a carcinogen.
Iron (fine particles) Most of this substances comes from water piping (iron pipes). It can lead to rusty water which looks and tastes bad.
Aluminium This substance is used as a flocculant of the aluminium family in the treatment of water.