Brita 42558 Aqualux Pitcher Review
The Brita 42558 Aqualux Pitcher is a water filtration pitcher manufactured by the Brita Corporation. Brita has been
one of the leading water purification product manufacturers for the past decade. They make water filters,
filtration pitchers andshower filters
The durability and quality of these products is second to none. The Brita 42558 Aqualux Pitcher has a total
capacity of 48 ounces. That's 6 - 8 ounce glasses, in case you were wondering. It has an electronic filter
change indicator or electric timer that tells you when you need to change the filter inside of the unit.
It also has a soft grip handle for comfort and a flip top lid for easy filling. The longevity of the filter
itself depends on how hard the water is that it's filtering.
Obviously, if the water you're filtering is extremely filthy or laden with minerals, the filter is going to wear
out quickly. Normal tap water however, should mean a life of at least 2 months for each filter.
In most places, there are a variety of minerals and chemicals in tap water that you do not want to ingest. These
can be harmful and can also make your tap water taste horrible.
The four most important
things Aqualux pitcher filters out of your drinking water are chlorine, cadmium, mercury and
Chlorine is a common additive in drinking water and in swimming pools. It's used in water treatment systems to control microbes , but can give your water an unpleasant
taste and odor. Overall, chlorine is actually the least of your worries.
Cadmium on the other hand is not something you want to play around with. This is usually found in
runoff from old batteries, metal plants and from the erosion of natural deposits of cadmium ore. The problems which
can be caused by cadmium are none too pleasant, to say the least. These range from mild pain and discomfort, to
kidney damage and possibly leading to kidney failure over the long term -it's not something you want yourself or
your children to be drinking.
Mercury is something everyone knows is dangerous. Mercury enters the water supply from the same
places as cadmium in addition to landfills and farm runoff. The effects of mercury exposure are well known and with
high doses or over the long term, permanent damage can result. Last but not least on the list is copper.
Copper is a material we are all familiar with; but exposure to harmful levels of copper can come
from corroded water pipes and support systems. Exposure to high levels of copper can lead to gastrointestinal
discomfort, pain and other health problems. Long term exposure can lead liver damage or even failure. This is also
something you want to keep out of your drinking water.
The Brita 42558 Aqualux Water Pitcher removes all of these impurities, ensuring you have
plenty of good quality water to drink. Pure water keeps a person hydrated and healthy. It also helps to keep your system
detoxified and of course, water is essential for life. If you're looking for a filtration pitcher, keep this
model in mind when making your choice.
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