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Eliminate Microplastics With Effective Water Filters

Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that can carry contaminants like trace metals and harmful organic chemicals, so it's important to use a water filter.

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By Cameron-Leigh Henning
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Edited by Michelle Meyer

Updated June 8, 2023.

Microplastics are tiny plastic particles in our water sources that can carry a range of contaminants like trace metals and potentially harmful organic chemicals.

The health implications of microplastics are still unknown, and there are no easy methods for detecting microplastics in drinking water. That's why it's important to use a quality water filter that's effective at removing microplastics and other harmful contaminants.

Do Water Filters Remove Microplastics?

A water filter will successfully remove microplastics in tap water if it uses a filtration system as small or smaller than 2.5 microns.

Water Filters That Eliminate Microplastics

These are the three best water filters that will help remove microplastics in tap water:

1. Carbon filters

Carbon block filters can filter contaminants as small as 0.5 microns, making them effective for removing microplastics. The filters reduce the concentration of microplastics by trapping them in the tiny pore spaces within the carbon media.

2. Reverse Osmosis filters

Reverse osmosis filters are the most effective for removing microplastics. These filters use a semi-permeable membrane that can filter down to 0.001 microns and remove all known microplastics.

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3. Distillation

In theory, distillation will result in microplastic-free water. Distillation involves boiling the water and capturing the vapor separately, which leaves the contaminants behind. However, only contaminants with a higher boiling point than water can be removed through distillation.

Some other water filter options include microfiltration, nanofiltration, and ultrafiltration, which all use semi-permeable filter membranes with a pore size ranging from 0.1 to 10 microns.

Remove Microplastics With Water Filters

A recent study showed that microplastics are found in 80 percent of tap and bottled water. While the effects of microplastics on human health are uncertain, reducing the amount of microplastic you consume is important by using a suitable water filter.

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