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Filtered water bottle standards, what do they mean?

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Struggling to decide which filtered water bottle is right for you?  Confused by the true meaning of the approvals each bottle has?

Our SafeHydrate filtered water bottle has passed ANSI/NSF42 and ANSI/NSF53 standards. These two main NSF standards set the benchmark for evaluating the safety and integrity of water filters. The NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) is an American public health and safety organisation which aims to protect and improve global human health and is one of the most respected independent certification organisations in existence today. We’ll look in more depth at the NSF approvals for SafeHydrate below:

 

 

 

  • The NSF/ANSI 42 standard guarantees minimum requirements for filters designed to reduce specific aesthetic or non-health-related contaminants that may be present in public or drinking water such as chlorine, taste, odour and particulates. The standard tests filters for reductions in chlorine, chloramines, iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfide, pH neutralisation and zinc reduction. SafeHydrate is approved to this standard.
  • The NSF/ANSI 53 standard guarantees filter performance for health-related contaminants such as Cryptosporidium, lead, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and asbestos that may be present in drinking water. The most common reduction claims verified by NSF/ANSI 53 relate to heavy metals, inorganics and volatile organic chemicals. SafeHydrate is also approved to this standard.

SafeHydrate is also approved under NSF/ANSI 372 which verifies products compliance to minimise lead contaminants. Lead content must be less than 0.25% and solder and flux lead content must be less than 0.2%.

NSF/ANSI standard assured products assure you that the product is safe, performs to expected standards and does not make any false or misleading claims.

If you’re concerned about knowing when your SafeHydrate is no longer safe to use you can be assured that the flow rate will decrease and then completely stop pulling water through once it reaches the end of its life, meaning you can never drink contaminated water from SafeHydrate!

You can always be assured your outdoor water supply is Safe with a SafeHydrate Filtered Water Bottle.

Written by Shaun
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