Healthier, great-tasting water. World's No. 1 Brand of water filtration. Water Quality - Tested and certified under industry standards. The Amazing Brita Filter: The Brita Filter's activated carbon and ion exchange resin work together to filter your water so you get healthier, great-tasting drinking water. The Brita Water Filtration Pitcher and Water Cooler are Water Quality Association certified to reduce the following harmful contaminants that may be in your tap water. Lead - Source: Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits. Potential Health Effects: Infants and children - delays in physical or mental development. Adults - Kidney problems, high blood pressure. Copper - Source: Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits. Potential Health Effects: Short term gastrointestinal distress. Long term liver or kidney damage. Mercury - Source: Erosion of natural deposits, runoff from landfills and cropland. Potential Heath Effects: Kidney damage. Cadmium - Source: Corrosion of galvanized pipes, runoff from waste batteries and paints. Potential Health Effects: Kidney damage. Benzene - Source: Discharge from factories, leaching from gas storage tanks and landfills. Potential Health Effects: Anemia, decrease in blood platelets, increased risk of cancer. Source U.S. EPA, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, August 2006. The Brita Filter keeps a healthy level of fluoride, a water additive that promotes strong teeth. NSF/ANSI Standard No. 53 Health Effects - For the reduction of: Lead; Copper; Mercury; Cadmium; Benzene. NSF/ANSI Standard No. 42 Aesthetic Effects - For the reduction of: Chlorine (taste & odor); Zinc. The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water treatment device are not necessarily in all users' water. Better for the environment - no bottles to throw away. Assembled in Canada. Directions
Filter replacement is essential for product to perform as represented. Replace filter every 40 gallons (about 2 months for the average family). Water Coolers require 2 filters; replace both filters every 80 gallons (about 4 months for the average family. Getting Started (See User's Guide for detailed instructions): Wash your hands before unwrapping the filter. Pitchers/Dispensers - 1. Soak new filter. 2. Insert filter into reservoir. 3. Add cold tap water. It is normal for carbon dust to appear in your first 2 pitchers. Discard this water or use it to water plants. Water Coolers: 1. Soak new filters. 2. Insert filters into cooler. 3. Fill bottle with water. Discard four glasses from each tap after filters are replaced.Warnings
The Brita Pitcher Filter is not intended to purify water. Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system. Individuals requiring water of special microbiological purity should follow the advice of their doctor or local health officials regarding the use and consumption of their tap water and Brita water.