yes, the Brita can eliminate better than 98% of lead
some of the Culligan faucet filters may even do a better job
you can help these filters do an even better job yet, by running the tap for
2 full minutes each morning before drawing any water into the filter
also run them for at least two minutes any other time that you have not used
the water for several hours, such as returning from a vacation, or when you
get home from work if you live alone and no one has been using the water all
the water leeches the lead from the "main to house" link over time, so the
less time the water has been sitting in the lead pipes, the less lead will
have to be removed, and the better job the Brita or Culligan can do
I use a Culligan FM-4 faucet filter
also, do not use hot water for drinking or cooking, if a recipe needs hot
water, draw some cold, filter it, then microwave
also, do not use hot water in Brita or Culligan or other filter, will
promote bacteria growth
excuse me? I think Brita, Culligan, the entire scientific community and
Consumer Reports would differ with you. People, if you don't know what you
are talking about, please resist the urge to type an answer!
Whoa, cowboy!. Not every filter will eliminate lead. Britas states theirs
do. Culligan states that some of theirs do, but not all of them. They
also state "reduce" lead, not eliminate.
"Culligans do-it-yourself drinking water products can improve the taste of
your water, the clarity of your ice cubes and eliminate unpleasant smells.
At advanced levels, our products reduce lead, cysts, mercury, Lindane,
Atrazine, MTBE and other impurities*."
reduce is a legal term, you can't say "eliminate" unless you get out 100% of
lead, but in the latest consumer reports testing, the Brita and Culligan
filters were removing 98 to over 99% of the lead, and if you run the tap for
a couple minutes first, the percentage gets quite close to 100%
so I will stand by my earlier comments
If you got lead pipes, start shopping for a funeral. You'll need it
soon. First, your brain will stop functioning, then your nervous
system will fail and you will develop any number of nervous system
disorders. Then your liver will fail and possible kidney damage.
Then your heart will be affected and result in a very painful death.
If you live any number or years at all, you will develop alzheimers
disease at a very early age, prior to your early death. If your
brains are not yet fried, save your dollars and have the pipes
replaced ASAP, or do not use the water for drinking or cooking at all.
On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 00:28:45 GMT, "Doobielicious"
Then I must be dead already. I lived in a house with a lead water main
till I was 14 years old. Every house I have ever lived in had copper
pipes with tin lead solder. I am 52 years old and still functioning
OK. My gerat grandfather lived to 106 years old under such
circumstances, although his first years were in a house without indoor
plumbing. Be careful of blanket statements. The amount of lead
leached from the lead pipes depends on the chemistry of the water. In
some areas it will be very bad, in other areas barely noticable.
When is this going to start? Tens of thousands of homes have lead pipe
bringing in the water. Mine did and I raised a family there with no ill
effects. If what you say is correct, a million people a day should start
For the humor impaired, I believe it is fair to say that the big
lettered "SARCASM" warning was left off... then again maybe some
people are so scared of any chemical that they would actually believe
and write that stuff :)
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