Water looks clean but looks can be deceiving. Recently in the news is the serious issue of lead contaminating our drinking water. Once again Shaklee is ahead of its time because they did their research and decided years ago when it was first designed that it was important to have the Get Clean Water Pitcher filter lead. And even today popular water filter pitchers like Pur and Brita don't filter lead.
Lead is one of the biggest concerns these days and it is not easy to get rid of it in our drinking water. Most of it comes from underground pipes in the distribution infrastructure or from pipes and faucets in our own homes.
Lead is one of the top concerns in water contamination. It affects young people, sick people and the very old hardest. Up to 20% of human lead exposure comes from drinking water and a number of cities in the United States today have lead epidemics because of aging infratstructure. Lead is leeching from the pipes into the water supply that people drink. Most water pitcher filters cannot remove lead.
Most municipal water treatment facilities are doing a good job at providing safe water. There are hundreds of contaminants that can show up in our water, that come from industrial pollutants, agricultural chemicals and by-products from disinfection.
Municipalities provide drinking water at a high quality level, but they do have a difficult task. They treat at the central location where they are trying to meet all the legal levels to provide safe drinking water. But then the water has to pass through distribution systems and home plumbing. During the time the water travels throught the distribution systems many new contaminants are being reintroduced back into the water.
This is where home water filtration as a final barrier is the perfect choice to remove those contaminants that the municipalites didn't have control of that entered into your water.
Lead is still a big problem because it is hard to filter and most filters in the U.S. market do not filter lead. If they claimed to in the past, they most likely lost their certification. Most pitcher filters that are available on the market today use granular carbon - granules that are inside a container - to filter. The water goes through these loose granules (like sand) and that's how the water is filtered.
Shaklee filters water in the Shaklee Get Clean Water Pitcher a different way, and it is certified to remove lead.
Shaklee uses coconut shell carbon and uses a carbon block - made from very very fine powder. These particles are compressed together and form a block that allows a much greater surface area - more filtration per cubic inch of filter - so you can have the same size filter and get more filtration.
The compression process in carbon block allows much finer pores to be maintained and they are bound together with an FDA food grade polymer so you simply bind the particles together, compress them, and have a product that has no loose granules and removes more contaminants. It's very different from other water pitcher filters.
The Shaklee Get Clean Water Pitcher Filter is one of the only pitchers that does remove lead. It is one of the very few water pitchers in the country that is certified by WQA (Water Quality Association) to the NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) ANSI (American National Standard Institute) standards to reduce lead in your water up to 99%.
There are so many other things that make the Get Clean Water Filter Pitcher far superior to competitive brands. There's a link at the bottome to an article where we transcribed the information on the audio presentations here on the Shaklee website. You can click the link at the bottom to read more about water filtration and the Get Clean Pitcher, or click on this link to go listen to the audio files: All About Shaklee Get Clean and Pure Clean Water.
Some of the benefits we love about Get Clean Pitchers:
- they have the only renewable, refillable filter cartridge in the U.S. market (other brands throw out entire cartridge - filter and plastic housing)
- the carbon filter is made out of coconut shell
- coconut shell carbon is recognized in the industry as the highest quality carbon
- since the coconut comes from a tree, it is not mined out of the earth where it could contain other kinds of heavy metals, arsenic, or other contaminants
- the Get Clean carbon process is certified to be a 0 emission process (the traditional process of producing carbon creates a great deal of smoke and carbon monoxide and other types of pollution)
If you're looking for pure, safe, clean drinking water that will help keep your family healthy, we invite you to take a closer look at Get Clean Water Filtration.
If you are new to Shaklee, be sure to learn about The Shaklee Difference - the science, the research, the quality, the leadership. You will be impressed and very happy with the results you get!