Mar 16, 2011

WQA Recognizes ZeroWater as First Pitcher Filter to Reduce Chromium-6

Pitcher shown to be as effective as RO at removing chromium-6

Zero Technologies, developers of the only dual ion exchange tap water filtration pitchers and dispensers, and the only pitcher filter to receive NSF International's certification for chromium-6 and lead reduction, received recognition from the Water Quality Assn. (WQA). The WQA recognizes ZeroWater as being just as effective at reducing chromium-6 in tap water as reverse osmosis (RO) systems. Following independent laboratory testing, WQA recognizes ZeroWater for removing chromium-6 to the stringent standards recommended by the Environmental Working Group and the state of California.

"ZeroWater filters utilize a mixed bed ion exchange technology to effectively de-ionize tap water, which has proven to be an effective method of reducing dangerous heavy metals like chromium-6 in tap water," said Tom Palkon, director of WQA. "ZeroWater provides an affordable option for consumers to reduce heavy metals like chromium-6 from their tap water."

ZeroWater uses a patented five-level dual ion exchange and carbon filtration process to filter water. It is the only pitcher on the market that combines activated carbon and dual ion exchange technologies to eliminate virtually all dissolved solids in tap water, making it the only filter pitcher that meets the Food and Drug Administration's requirement for dissolved solids in purified bottled water.

"We at ZeroWater are proud to have been recognized by the WQA. It is wonderful to receive third-party validation that our filter pitcher technology is as capable as RO of protecting consumers from dangerous impurities in their tap water such as chromium-6," said Doug Kellam, CEO of Zero Technologies. "Recognition by the leading water quality organization gives consumers comfort and security, knowing that an affordable, widely available and easy-to-use filter option that removes chromium-6 and all detectable solids in tap water is at their reach."