Berkey® Product FAQs2023-12-13T13:52:42-06:00

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Berkey® products.

Do Black Berkey® Elements Remove GenX?

GenX is the trade name for a chemical that was introduced in 2010 as a “safer” replacement for a toxic contaminant known as PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid, commonly called C8). Like its predecessor, GenX enables the production of common household products including non-stick pans, firefighting foam and water-repellent fabrics. Although few health studies are [...]

Do Black Berkey® Elements Reduce Sulfuric Acid?

While New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. has not conducted specific testing for sulfuric acid, our expectation is that reduction of sulfuric acid should occur for the following reasons: Sulfur reduction is typically best achieved using anion exchange resins. Black Berkey® Elements use ion exchange for the reduction of copper, iron, sulfur and other [...]

Do Black Berkey® Elements Reduce Dioxane?

Dioxane (also known as 1,4-dioxane, diethylene ether, and diethylene dioxide) is a chemical used as a solvent in industrial products such as paint and pesticides. It can also be found as a trace contaminant in consumer products such as shampoos, detergents and cosmetics. Drinking water can become contaminated by dioxane via [...]

Why Are Berkey® Products Not Available in California?

Berkey® products are not for sale to residents of the State of California. NMCL acknowledges that common-sense regulations are valuable in protecting the public, especially when it comes to issues so essential as clean drinking water. However, when regulations become extreme, they can do more harm than good. In our opinion, this [...]