Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water

How to Remove Trihalomethanes From Drinking Water

Trihalomethanes in drinking water can be a serious concern. If your water is not currently treated for trihalomethanes, you will want to find a filtration solution quickly for the safety of yourself and anyone who may drink your water. For this purpose, you will find CB Tech Drinking Water Filtration System products like the CB-VOC, CB-As and Water Guardian to be extremely efficient.

Why It Is Important to Have a Water Filter That Removes Trihalomethanes

If you are not familiar with trihalomethanes, you should be aware that they occur as a byproduct of water treatment and are often found in chlorinated water supplies. When a community water supplier, such as a city, uses chlorine to disinfect water, the chlorine can react with organic constituents in the water. This reaction may lead to the the presence of trihalomethanes, or THMs. THMs refer to a specific group of four chemicals — chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the level of THMs in public water systems should be below 80 parts per billion.

Trihalomethanes are a concern because they are considered Group B carcinogens, meaning they have caused cancer in laboratory animals. They are also damaging to the environment and linked to colorectal cancer. Trihalomethanes can be ingested when drinking contaminated water or inhaled when showering with THM-contaminated water.

Certification of the CB Tech Systems as a Trihalomethanes Water Filter

To protect yourself from trihalomethanes and a range of other water contaminants, you can use CB Tech products to filter and purify your water for drinking, bathing or cooking. Through the use of our proprietary solid carbon block filters and methods such as physiochemical adsorption, mechanical filtration and electrokinetic adsorption, our water filtration products can dramatically reduce the presence of trihalomethanes, as well as VOCs, mercury, bacteria, viruses, asbestos, lead and radon.

NSF certification verifies that our CB Tech products like the CB-VOC, CB-As and Water Guardian drinking water systems can protect you from high concentrations of contaminants like trihalomethanes. NSF International is a third-party certifying body that has been the recognized standard in testing environmental, water filtration and food safety products for over 70 years. CB Tech products have NSF certifications NSF/ANSI Standards 42 (for Aesthetic Effects), 53 (for Health Effects) and 401 (for Emerging Contaminants).

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Protect Yourself and Your Family From Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water With CB Tech

While the true effects of trihalomethanes on the human anatomy are still not fully understood, most will agree that a Group B carcinogen is not something you want in the water that touches you or goes into your body. As a proven leader in water filtration, CB Tech offers the best way to protect yourself from these contaminants through our drinking water filtration systems.

We have a variety of products that are highly effective in blocking a wide range of contaminants, and we are sure to have one that suits your needs. To find out more about how these products can protect you and your drinking water or to order one of our filters, contact CB Tech today.

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