What you need to know about COVID-19 and your drinking water.
The official story from the CDC is that the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. But they do recommend drinking water that has been filtered to remove viruses. Here's the extract from the CDC website
We've talked for years about true water filter testing, so now is not the time to go and buy a cheap water filter in the hope that it removes viruses. Even if you've invested in a Reverse Osmosis water filter, if it's not scrupulously maintained, the RO element will begin to break down from chlorine that the prefilter lets through. In this case, you may be getting far more in your water than you think.
Our AlkaWay UltraStream uses the patented KDF media to achieve three things:
1, Neutralise heavy metals in your water
2. Reduce the effects of excess calcium in your water
3. Kill bacteria and viruses.
However, although we invested heavily in university safety and longevity testing, we didn't focus on the UltraStream's ability to kill viruses.
We know that KDF does it, but we don't know how well it does it.
So at this time it's not the right thing to claim that it kills viruses. Here's a summary paragraph from the KDF people:
Independent laboratory tests confirm that KDF55 is one of the best tools for improving drinking and bathing water naturally and economically. Compared to carbon-only units, KDF55 lasts far longer, doesn't permit bacterial growth and removes a much wider range of inorganic matter (e.g. heavy metals). Compared to reverse-osmosis, KDF55 is less expensive, wastes no water, does not require membrane replacement, works at most water temperatures and pressures and removes chlorine. Compared to ultraviolet lights, KDF55 works in cloudy water, doesn't require bulb replacement or electricity and removes inorganics. Compared to ozone, KDF55 provides a residual effect to keep bacteria from growing in water, does not require electricity and costs less.
Luckily for us, we also have the Ultra-D filter.
This is new technology that HAS been tested by the NSF to remove extreme levels of bacteria and viruses. We are selling them as a prefilter for the UltraStream and people love them.
ULTRA-D filter reduces or removes the following:
- >99.99% viruses (polio, rotavirus, norovirus, etc.)**
- >99.99% bacteria (e-coli, legionella, pseudomonas, etc.)**
- >99.95% cysts (giardia, cryptosporidium, etc.)**
- >95% Lead**
- >80% Ferrous Iron**
- >95% Arsenic V**
- >95% Cadmium**
- >85% Chromium**
- >75% Selenium**
- >60% Mercury
- VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
- PCBs and BPA
- Residual pharmaceuticals
- Biofouling precursors: organic acids, proteins, polysaccharides.
These results come from the NSF testing so I regard them as tiple A rated.
You may note that coronavirus is not on the list, for obvious reasons, but for me, that's good enough.
I should inform you that this filter is in short supply, simply because of COVID-19 fears in people.
If you have an Ultrastream already you can order it as a prefilter.
If you don't have an UltraStream you can order it with your Ultrastream to give an all-round health strategy including alkaline hydrogen-rich water.
If you just want the Ultra-D, you can order it alone.
If you are in need of more data on just how this technology works, here's the fact sheet.
We feel this is the best we can do to help our clients in this period.
We are also fast-tracking a simple jug that produces hypochlorous acid using just water and salt. Hypochlorous acid is viewed as a superior disinfectant to the whole family of chlorine or bleach-based commercial products. It will mean that you won't have to worry about whether you are running out of store-bought disinfectant. We can't say any more until we receive the test product but if you want to keep in touch, sign on to our regular HealtheMail at the bottom of our home page here.