What is the difference between a Water Purifier and Water Filter?
The EPA has defined pure water as water free from all types of bacteria and viruses. Purifiers remove chlorine, bacteria, virus, fungi and parasites to name a few. Viruses are microorganisms and some are too tiny to be trapped by a filter. Seagull IV purifiers and First Need (Travel) Purifiers use micro straining and electrostatic technology to capture viruses, bacteria and contaminants.
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A water filter is designed to remove unwanted particles, sediments and chemicals but it is not recommended for the removal of bacteria and viruses. In Australia practically every municipal water system implements water chlorination for this purpose ie. water that reaches a homes plumbing will already have been disinfected through chlorination. Water filters then remove the chlorine and chlorine resistant parasites like cryptosporidium and giardia.
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