If you’re on this page, you probably already familiar with the Berkey water filter. It’s the shiny metal canister that sits on your counter, and filters water using gravity. It has been around for a while and has lots of fans, so it’s easy to find reviews and statistics on it (available at a screamin deal on Amazon…Prime shipping too!).

But one thing that’s always left me speechless, is the GIANT list of contaminants that Berkey publishes on their packaging and their website. While it is impressive to see, you would have to be a PhD in water purification to understand what all the contaminants are, and how they affect you.

Black-Berkey-Box-225x300Ever heard of Dibromochloromethane? How about Hexachlorocyclopentadiene?

Yes, those are real. And they are just 2 of the 203 contaminants listed on the box. Holy smokes!

So as I stare at that list on the box, what I’m really wondering is:

  1. Where are these contaminants coming from, and
  2. What are the health effects that they are having on us?

The Berkey Water Filter Contaminants Guide

My designer and I thought it would be a helpful resource to create an illustrated “contaminants guide”, to help people better understand the sources and effects of our water contaminants.

We put together this illustrated reference guide, that quickly shows some of the many sources of water contamination, and the related health effects. The good news is–Berkey wipes them out!

Berkey Water Filter Contaminants Guide

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Ready to Buy a Berkey?

If you’re ready to pull the trigger, you can pick up your own Big Berkey here. For a small family (1 or 2 small children), I recommend the “Big Berkey.” For any household larger that this, I would go with the Royal Berkey. These guys are great. They give you same or next day shipping, lifetime warranty AND support (in case you ever have any questions or need assistance), and are the largest authorized dealer.  Get in touch with them!