Consumers can learn about the different types of filter […]
Consumers can learn about the different types of filters from different water filters manufacturers. Depending on what features you want the filter to provide, determine which type is best for you, or if you need a filter. There is no filter to eliminate all contaminants, so it's important to understand the role of the filter.
Read the label to see if it passes NSF certification. The label on the water filter usually also indicates a reduction in contaminants, which will help guide your choice. Be sure to read the label carefully and verify the manufacturer's declaration from a separate source, as not all sales representatives are familiar with your needs.
Keep in mind that most brands contain many different types of filters. Sales people can help you make the right choices, but keep in mind that they sometimes get paid for selling a particular brand. You should check the claim and read the details on the filter package yourself and make sure it is suitable for your purpose before purchase.
Do not think that if the filter removes contaminants, it will also remove other contaminants. Filters that remove chemicals are often not effective at removing bacteria and vice versa. Some water treatment devices that remove chemicals, such as reverse osmosis, ion exchange or distillation systems, can also remove fluoride.