Water Filters for Home Use ....Which One?
There are many water filters for home use on the market these days, but not all water filters will remove Cryptosporidium. Many types of filters that work by micro-straining will also remove Cryptosporidium.
As Cryptosporidium is larger than 1 micron it is imperative that you look for a water filtration device that has a pore size of 1 micron or less. These come in two types — "absolute 1 micron" filters and "nominal 1 micron" filters. The absolute 1 micron filter is a more viable option for Cryptosporidium removal as some nominal 1 micron filters will still allow 20% or 30% of 1 micron particles to pass through. Another vital step to take in finding a suitable filter is to check that the water filtration system is tested and certified by NSF Standard 53 for cyst removal.
There is a large large selection of 1 micron water filtration systems available on-line that have NSF certification. These home water filter systems include countertop, under sink, faucet mounted and ceramic water filters. And as an added bonus, these systems will not only remove dangerous parasites from your water supply, but a host of other hazardous contaminants such as pesticides and herbicides and chlorine just to name a few.
So as you can see, Cryptosporidium is relatively easy to eliminate. Simply decide which model of home water treatment system is best for you and your needs and you will be providing your family with clean, safe drinking water.
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