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Filtering Microplastics From Tap Drinking Water

Whilst the health implications of consuming microplastics are currently unknown, there are concerns around the particles entering the food chain through drinking water and ocean pollution. Discover more about reducing plastic from your drinking water using a Doulton® water filter.

Recent studies by Orb Media have shown that around 93% of bottled water contains microplastic particles, with one litre of bottled water containing an average of 10 plastic particles. The problem with microplastics doesn’t just stop at bottled water. The study also found that tap water can also contain microfibre particles. Although the contaminant levels are far lower than bottled water, the study found that tap water can contain around 4.45 pieces of microplastic per litre.

How To Filter Microplastics from Tap Drinking Water

Filtering your tap water and choosing to drink filtered tap water as an alternative to bottled water is a great way to avoid the consumption of microplastic particles. Orb Media discovered that 95% of the particles in bottled water were between 6.5 – 100 microns in size. The pores in the ceramic structure of a Doulton® water filter are less than 0.5 microns in size, providing an effective way of filtering plastic from drinking water.

Doulton® offers a range of products including under-counter, counter-top, and gravity-fed water filter housings as well as a variety of ceramic candles and water treatment cartridges for removal of specific contaminants from tap water. Whilst under-counter and counter-top filters are ideal for use in the kitchen at home, gravity-fed water filters are the perfect solution for use outdoors or in locations with no reliable mains water supply.

Whilst removing up to 99.99% of common contaminants, Doulton® ceramic filters retain the natural, healthy minerals that make your drinking water taste great. Doulton® water is a cost-effective alternative to bottled water, with plastic bottled water costing on average 500 times more than tap water.

Healthy water. Full of minerals. Full of taste.

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