The Travel Berkey® gravity-fed water filtration system was featured in a recent CBS Colorado news report about the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) recent tests to determine which water filters were most effective at removing PFAS from drinking water. In EWG’s testing, the Travel Berkey® system equipped with powerful Black Berkey® Elements removed PFAS down to non-detectable levels—placing the system in the “Best Overall” category. The Travel Berkey® system also features a larger capacity (1.5 gallons) and long filter life in comparison to other systems EWG tested (each pair of authentic Black Berkey® Elements can filter up to 6,000 gallons of tap water before element replacement is recommended, depending on quality of influent water). The Travel Berkey® system was also mentioned in a recent CBS Philadelphia story about EWG’s PFAS filter testing.
PFAS: A Growing Health Concern
PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have been manufactured for over 60 years and can be found in many items used by consumers every day. PFAS are associated with number of health issues in humans, including developmental effects in children, increased cholesterol levels, increased risk of certain cancers (such as prostate, kidney and testicular cancers), and more. It is estimated that at least 97% of Americans have detectible levels of PFAS in their blood, and a 2023 USGS study found nearly half of U.S. faucets (45%) contain at least one type of PFAS.
Berkey® Systems Address PFAS Plus a Broad Array of Other Potential Drinking Water Contaminants
Berkey® systems equipped with powerful Black Berkey® Elements have been tested by accredited third-party labs to remove or dramatically reduce over 250+ common contaminants that may be present in drinking water, including perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) mentioned above plus heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, trihalomethanes, pesticides, inorganic minerals, VOCs, petroleum products, rust, silt, sediment, radiologicals and more. Berkey® gravity-fed water filtration systems are available in 6 sizes.
CBS Colorado: Which Water Filters Can Block PFAs
EWG: News Release | Guide to PFAS Water Filters
CBS News Philadelphia: Environmental Group Tests to Find the Best Water Filters for Removing PFAS
New Study: “Forever Chemicals” Found in Nearly Half of U.S. Tap Water
Do Black Berkey® Elements Remove PFAS and Other PFCs in Drinking Water?
Black Berkey® Elements: The Final Barrier against PFOA and Other PFCs in Drinking Water