Microplastics are as abundant in our environment as the reports explaining their adverse health effects. Microplastics are now found in most sources of our drinking water too. We want to help you reduce your consumption and output of microplastics through a long term investment in our innovative and effective Premium ZeroWater Filters.
ZeroWater Filters can help You to Reduce Your Consumption and Your Output of Microplastics
But First, What are Microplastics?
Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimetres long which can be harmful to our ocean, aquatic life and our personal health. These microplastics are used in manufacturing, industry, and 3D printing. They are also in consumer products but can also be formed when plastics break apart into tiny beads. So when you buy single use plastic, know that that plastic will not biodegrade but break down into microplastics that cannot be removed by most filters or wastewater treatment as they are too small and eventually create problems in the environment. Watch this informational video from the National Ocean Service for more information on microplastics.
How do Microplastics affect the Environment?
Microplastics both absorb and give off chemicals and harmful pollutants. Microplastics eventually flow into the ocean where they spread throughout the ocean, polluting the water and poisoning sea creatures. Aquatic life mistakes the microplastics for food, ingesting them and dying as a consequence due to the toxic nature of these microplastics. We must protect our planet and the vulnerable wildlife within it from these harmful microplastics.
By Martin Wagner et al. – Wagner et al.: Microplastics in freshwater ecosystems: what we know and what we need to know. In: Environmental Sciences Europe. 26, 2014, doi:10.1186/s12302-014-0012-7, CC BY 4.0, Link
How do Microplastics affect our Health?
There is immense uncertainty and concern that microplastics could have detrimental long term health effects on humans. Researchers determined that people are at risk for ingesting around 5 grams of plastic per week (equivalent to eating a credit card) and the newest issue of the journal Environmental Science and Technology, reported that Americans consume an estimated 39,000 to 52,000 microplastic particles per year and those who rely on bottled water might be ingesting 90,000 more microplastic particles per year on average than those who drink only tap water.
Moreover, recent research and studies suggest that the chemical Bisphenol A (found in in plastic containers and water bottles, till receipts, on the inside of cans and bottle tops and microplastics), could be contributing to the deceased sperm count and infertility in young men; as a study showed that sperm counts went from 99 million sperm per milliliter of semen in 1973 to 47 million per milliliter in 2011, and the decline has been accelerating.
How can You combat Microplastics?
- Remember to reduce, reuse, recycle.
- Don’t buy single use plastic such as single use water bottles or plastic shopping bags, it is wasteful and will contribute to the increase in microplastics.
- Invest in our ZeroWater filters, so you will no longer need to buy bottled water in order to get the cleanest, purest tasting water (which in itself contributes to the amount of plastic eventually ending up in the ocean as microplastics).
Our Premium 5-Stage Ion Exchange Water Filtration System reduces the amount of microplastic in your water as well as practically all other contaminants providing you with cleaner, purer tasting and healthier water, free from microplastics and ‘Total Dissolved Solids’. This will help you to be as healthy as possible as well as improve and protect the environment.
All of our wide range of products use a sophisticated 5 stage filter system in order to remove virtually every contaminant in your tap water. Our filters remove plastics larger than 10 microns (0.01mm) so they are guaranteed to catch almost all microplastics, meaning you will be safer from the adverse long-term health effects of microplastic. Moreover, our filters are ‘NSF Certified’ to reduce 97% of Lead and 99.9% of Chromium, and they are third party tested to reduce 96% of Mercury, 99% of Uranium, 97% of Asbestos, and 95% of Chlorine among other contaminants. These results represent the amount of contaminants removed when tested at twice the rated lifespan (150 litres) highlighting the advanced efficiency of our filters in ensuring your tap water is the purest tasting and healthiest water option possible.
Our filters are guaranteed to outperform all other simplistic 2-stage filters on the market, which only remove around half of all dissolved solids. In fact, we at ZeroWater are so confident in our filters ability to reduce the amount of dissolved solids in your water that we provide you with a free water quality meter with every product ordered so you can verify for yourself that no dissolved solids or contaminants remain after filtering your tap water.
With ZeroWater filters You can Help Save the Environment & Make Sure You and Your Family Stay Healthy & Hydrated with the Best tasting water.