About charcoal water filters
You can remove water color and also funny taste by using a charcoal filter. This will also kill any contaminants that may be bad for your health.
There are three standard types of charcoal water filters:
- Activated silver impregnated charcoal – this one also kills any bacteria in your water.
- Carbon block – this is the best of the water filters, but it works slower.
- Micron rating – this prevent bacteria from getting through. A micron rating of 1 is recommended.
How does it work?
Guardia and Cryptosporidium are the most dangerous contaminants for your health. This charcoal filter absorbs any impurities and contaminants. They should also absorb benzene, chlorine, pesticides and radon.
There isn’t such a charcoal filter that will remove everything. In fact, some minerals and micro-organisms are good for your body. You can use a secondary filter for better protection. Change them every 5-6 months.