NSF Certifies First Drinking Water System for Arsenic Reduction

NSF International has announced certification of Multi-Pure Corporation's drinking water systems for pentavalent arsenic reduction. Multi-Pure's drinking water systems are the first systems to be NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standard 53: Drinking water treatment units - Health effects since the pentavalent arsenic reduction claim was added to the standard.

NSF/ANSI Standard 53 covers point-of-use and point-of-entry systems designed to reduce specific health related contaminants that may be present in drinking water. The pentavalent arsenic reduction claim was added to the standard in response to industry, regulatory and consumer demand for water treatment devices to meet the new U.S. EPA standard for arsenic in drinking water.

The NSF Drinking Water Treatment Unit Certification Program conducts testing according to national standards to verify contaminant reduction claims, product structural integrity and material safety through material formulation reviews and extraction testing. The program conducts label and other product literature reviews to verify conformance to the requirements of the Standard. In addition, periodic product retesting and unannounced production facility audits ensure drinking water systems continue to meet NSF/ANSI Standard 53 requirements.

"Arsenic is a health contaminant of significant concern for many consumers across the country and around the world," said Mark Jost, senior vice president, Water Systems. "Certification of products like those available from Multi-Pure gives the consumers confidence in the product quality and performance."

"Multi-Pure is continuously committed to providing drinking water treatment units that meet new needs and higher standards," said Alvin E. Rice, president, Multi-Pure Corporation. "We are very pleased that NSF testing confirms the performance of Multi-Pure's newly formulated filter which reduces not only arsenic V but also reduces cyst, lead, mercury, VOCs, PCBs, chloramine and other contaminants of health concern."

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, Multi-Pure Drinking Water Systems is an industry leader in the manufacturing and sale of drinking water treatment units with global distribution (visit www.multipureplus.com). Multi-Pure specializes in the production of solid carbon block filters and drinking water treatment devices that reduce many contaminants of health concern.

NSF International

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