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DRINKING WATER Filter Systems by Long & Growing®

SKU: DRFI

Drinking water purity at it's best.
Drinking version:
This unique aluminum-free Longhairs custom twin cartridge drinking water filter installs in seconds to standard kitchen faucets and provides up to 30 gallons an hour of ultra-filtered high quality water for drinking,cooking and other beverages. Includes filter housing chrome faucet diverter twin filter cartridge set (lasts 6 months/filters 500 gallons),easy to follow instructions and cartridge re-order forms. Replacement filters will need to be reordered every 6 months/or 500 gallons...that's less than $10.00 a month for a virtually unlimited supply of "healthy water". No other filters have such a high range of action!!

You get the very best water,the best value and the most convenience,at a fraction of the cost of bottled water!

Longhairs exclusive dual filter system uses a combination of carbon filtration ion exchange and sub-micron filtration to produce truly healthy great tasting water at the convenience of your kitchen tap. Filters out 87% of Fluoride and 99% of chlorine chloramine and lead VOCs, MTBE and Cysts (chlorine resistant parasites),and leaves in the natural trace minerals! see our additional link:-)

Naturally healthy,great tasting water at the touch of a button for under 10?/gal. No other product,at any price,has ever produced better results than our contaminant reduction capabilities are tested by Underwriters Laboratories using NSF Standards 42 & 53.

IMPORTANT: Do not use where water is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown microbiological quality,except that systems claiming cyst reduction may be used on water containing cysts.

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recent analysis of what is removed!!

FLOURIDE!!! LOTS....

Longhairs water filter systems do remove 2 of the 4 fluorine isotopes, giving you a 40-60% overall reduction. The portion of the fluoride our system filters out is the bad synthetic portion, while leaving in the naturally occurring fluoride. However, you will not find this on our performance data sheet because of the percent of reduction. Our testing documents only list those contaminants that have been certified to be removed at a rate of 99% or greater, so we cannot include fluoride on the list. If you are looking to completely remove fluoride from your water, the only thing developed at this point is an aluminum-based filter that adds aluminum into the water during the filtration process. We did not think that was a very desirable result, so we remove as much as possible without adding anything harmful back into the water. so yes...ours will filter 40-60% of total fluoride. Keep in mind there are 4 fluorine isotopes that are comprised of fluoride. Two are man-made and two are naturally occurring. The naturally occurring are created at the earth’s crust and are actually inert with the carbon and just flow past the filter. The man-made fluoride is more of a heavier isotope and is able to be filtered out through our shower and especially our countertop systems.

NSF/ANSI 42 Minimum
reduction
Overall %
Reduction Results
Chlorine Reduction,
Free Available
50% >97.4% Pass
Particulate Reduction 85% >99.9% Pass
NSF/ANSI 53 Reduction
requirement
Overall %
Reduction Results
Cyst Live Cryptosporidium
& Giardia
99.95% >99.99% Pass
Mercury Reduction pH 8.5 <2 ug/L >96.6% Pass
Mercury Reduction pH 6.5 <2 ug/L >96.6% Pass
Lead Reduction pH 6.5 <10 ug/L >99.3% Pass
Lead Reduction pH 8.5 <10 ug/L >99.3% Pass
MTBE Reduction <5 ug/L 81.8% Pass
Turbidity <0.5 NTU 99.0% Pass
VOC Surrogate Test 95% 99.4% Pass
Asbestos Reduction 99% >99% Pass
We have also tested this system’s ability to maintain healthy
minerals (not as a part of any NSF/ANSI standard):
Healthy Minerals Results
Calcium Tested to maintain levels
Potassium Tested to maintain levels
Magnesium Tested to maintain levels

Organic chemicals included by surrogate testing
VOCs
(by surrogate testing using chloroform)
Drinking water regulatory
level (MCL/MAC) mg/L
Influent/
Unfiltered
Effluent/
Filtered
Percent
Reduction
alachlor 0.002 0.050 0.001 >98%
atrazine 0.003 0.100 0.003 >97%
benzene 0.005 0.081 0.001 >99%
carbofuran 0.04 0.190 0.001 >99%
carbon tetrachloride 0.005 0.078 0.0018 98%
chlorobenzene 0.1 0.077 0.001 >99%
chloropicrin — 0.015 0.0002 99%
2,4-D 0.07 0.110 0.0017 98%
dibromochloropropane (DBCP) 0.0002 0.052 0.00002 >99%
o-dichlorobenzene 0.6 0.080 0.001 >99%
p-dichlorobenzene 0.075 0.040 0.001 >98%
1,2-dichloroethane 0.005 0.088 0.0048 95%
1,1-dichloroethylene 0.007 0.083 0.001 >99%
cis-1,2-dichloroethylene 0.07 0.170 0.0005 >99%
trans-1,2-dichloroethylene 0.1 0.086 0.001 >99%
1,2-dichloropropane 0.005 0.080 0.001 >99%
cis-1,3-dichloropropylene — 0.079 0.001 >99%
dinoseb 0.007 0.170 0.0002 99%
endrin 0.002 0.053 0.00059 99%
ethylbenzene 0.7 0.088 0.001 >99%
ethylene dibromide (EDB) 0.00005 0.044 0.00002 >99%
haloacetonitriles (HAN)
Bromochloroacetontrile — 0.022 0.0005 98%
Dibromoacetontrile — 0.024 0.0006 98%
Dichloroacetontrile — 0.0096 0.0002 98%
Trichloroacetontrile — 0.015 0.0003 98%
haloketones (HK)
1,1-dichloro-2-propanone — 0.0072 0.0001 99%
1,1,1-trichloro-2-propanone — 0.0082 0.0003 96%
heptachlor (H-34, Heptox) 0.0004 0.025 0.00001 >99%
heptachlor epoxide 0.0002 0.0107 0.0002 98%
hexachlorobutadiene — 0.044 0.001 >98%
hexachlorocyclopentadiene 0.05 0.060 0.000002 >99%
lindane 0.0002 0.055 0.00001 >99%
methoxychlor 0.04 0.050 0.0001 >99%
pentachlorophenol 0.001 0.096 0.001 >99%
simazine 0.004 0.120 0.004 >97%
styrene 0.1 0.150 0.0005 >99%
1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane — 0.081 0.001 >99%
tetrachloroethylene 0.005 0.081 0.001 >99%
toluene 1 0.078 0.001 >99%
2,4,5-TP (silvex) 0.05 0.270 0.0016 99%
tribromoacetic acid — 0.042 0.001 >98%
1,2,4-trichlorobenzene 0.07 0.160 0.0005 >99%
1,1,1-trichloroethane 0.2 0.084 0.0046 95%
1,1,2-trichloroethane 0.005 0.150 0.0005 >99%
trichloroethylene 0.005 0.180 0.0010 >99%
Trihalomethanes (THMs) Influent/
Unfiltered
Effluent/
Filtered
Percent
Reduction
Bromodichloromethane (THM)
0.080 0.300 0.015 95%
Bromoform (THM)
Chloroform (THM)
Chlorodibromomethane (THM)
Xylenes (total) 10 0.070 0.001 >99%

Now put in technical form:

National Primary Drinking Water Regulations

National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs or primary standards) are legally enforceable standards that apply to public water systems. Primary standards protect public health by limiting the levels of contaminants in drinking water. Visit the list of regulated contaminants with links for more details.

    • List of Contaminants & their Maximum Contaminant Level (MCLs)
    • Setting Standards for Safe Drinking Water to learn about EPA's standard-setting process
    • National Primary Drinking Water Regulations- The complete regulations regarding these contaminants available from the Code of Federal Regulations Website

List of Contaminants & their MCLs

    • Microorganisms
    • Disinfectants
    • Disinfection Byproducts
    • Inorganic Chemicals
    • Organic Chemicals
    • Radionuclides

 


 

Microorganisms

Contaminant MCLG
(mg/L)
MCL or TT
(mg/L)
Potential Health Effects from Ingestion of Water Sources of Contaminant in Drinking Water
Cryptosporidium (pdf file)
zero
 
TT
 
Gastrointestinal illness (e.g., diarrhea, vomiting, cramps) Human and fecal animal waste
Giardia lamblia
zero
 
TT
 
Gastrointestinal illness (e.g., diarrhea, vomiting, cramps) Human and animal fecal waste
Heterotrophic plate count
n/a
 
TT
 
HPC has no health effects; it is an analytic method used to measure the variety of bacteria that are common in water. The lower the concentration of bacteria in drinking water, the better maintained the water system is. HPC measures a range of bacteria that are naturally present in the environment
Legionella
zero
 
TT
 
Legionnaire's Disease, a type of pneumonia Found naturally in water; multiplies in heating systems
Total Coliforms (including fecal coliform and E. Coli)
zero
 
5.0%
 
Not a health threat in itself; it is used to indicate whether other potentially harmful bacteria may be present5 Coliforms are naturally present in the environment; as well as feces; fecal coliforms and E. coli only come from human and animal fecal waste.
Turbidity
n/a
 
TT
 
Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of water. It is used to indicate water quality and filtration effectiveness (e.g., whether disease-causing organisms are present). Higher turbidity levels are often associated with higher levels of disease-causing microorganisms such as viruses, parasites and some bacteria. These organisms can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. Soil runoff
Viruses (enteric)
zero
 
TT
 
Gastrointestinal illness (e.g., diarrhea, vomiting, cramps) Human and animal fecal waste

 

Disinfection Byproducts

Contaminant MCLG
(mg/L)
MCL or TT
(mg/L)
Potential Health Effects from Ingestion of Water Sources of Contaminant in Drinking Water
Bromate
zero
 
0.010
 
Increased risk of cancer Byproduct of drinking water disinfection
Chlorite
0.8
 
1.0
 
Anemia; infants & young children: nervous system effects Byproduct of drinking water disinfection
Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
n/a
 
0.060
 
Increased risk of cancer Byproduct of drinking water disinfection
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
none
----------
n/a
 
0.10
----------
0.080
 
Liver, kidney or central nervous system problems; increased risk of cancer Byproduct of drinking water disinfection

Disinfectants

Contaminant MRDLG
(mg/L)
MRDL
(mg/L)
Potential Health Effects from Ingestion of Water Sources of Contaminant in Drinking Water
Chloramines (as Cl2) MRDLG=4
 
MRDL=4.0
 
Eye/nose irritation; stomach discomfort, anemia Water additive used to control microbes
Chlorine (as Cl2) MRDLG=4
 
MRDL=4.0
 
Eye/nose irritation; stomach discomfort Water additive used to control microbes
Chlorine dioxide (as ClO2) MRDLG=0.8
 
MRDL=0.8
 
Anemia; infants & young children: nervous system effects Water additive used to control microbes

Inorganic Chemicals

Contaminant MCLG
(mg/L)
MCL or TT
(mg/L)
Potential Health Effects from Ingestion of Water Sources of Contaminant in Drinking Water
Antimony
0.006
 
0.006
 
Increase in blood cholesterol; decrease in blood sugar Discharge from petroleum refineries; fire retardants; ceramics; electronics; solder
Arsenic
0
 
0.010
as of 01/23/06
Skin damage or problems with circulatory systems, and may have increased risk of getting cancer Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from orchards, runoff from glass & electronicsproduction wastes
Asbestos
(fiber >10 micrometers)
7 million fibers per liter
 
7 MFL
 
Increased risk of developing benign intestinal polyps Decay of asbestos cement in water mains; erosion of natural deposits
Barium
2
 
2
 
Increase in blood pressure Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits
Beryllium
0.004
 
0.004
 
Intestinal lesions Discharge from metal refineries and coal-burning factories; discharge from electrical, aerospace, and defense industries
Cadmium
0.005
 
0.005
 
Kidney damage Corrosion of galvanized pipes; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from metal refineries; runoff from waste batteries and paints
Chromium (total)
0.1
 
0.1
 
Allergic dermatitis Discharge from steel and pulp mills; erosion of natural deposits
Copper
1.3
 
TT
Action Level=1.3
 
Short term exposure: Gastrointestinal distress

Long term exposure: Liver or kidney damage

People with Wilson's Disease should consult their personal doctor if the amount of copper in their water exceeds the action level

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits
Cyanide (as free cyanide)
0.2
 
0.2
 
Nerve damage or thyroid problems Discharge from steel/metal factories; discharge from plastic and fertilizer factories
Fluoride
4.0
 
4.0
 
Bone disease (pain and tenderness of the bones); Children may get mottled teeth Water additive which promotes strong teeth; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories
Lead
zero
 
TT;
Action Level=0.015
 
Infants and children: Delays in physical or mental development; children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities

Adults: Kidney problems; high blood pressure

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits
Mercury (inorganic)
0.002
 
0.002
 
Kidney damage Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from refineries and factories; runoff from landfills and croplands
Nitrate (measured as Nitrogen)
10
 
10
 
Infants below the age of six months who drink water containing nitrate in excess of the MCL could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may die. Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue-baby syndrome. Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits
Nitrite (measured as Nitrogen)
1
 
1
 
Infants below the age of six months who drink water containing nitrite in excess of the MCL could become seriously ill and, if untreated, may die. Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue-baby syndrome. Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits
Selenium
0.05
 
0.05
 
Hair or fingernail loss; numbness in fingers or toes; circulatory problems Discharge from petroleum refineries; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from mines
Thallium
0.0005
 
0.002
 
Hair loss; changes in blood; kidney, intestine, or liver problems Leaching from ore-processing sites; discharge from electronics, glass, and drug factories

Organic Chemicals

Contaminant MCLG
(mg/L)
MCL or TT
(mg/L)
Potential Health Effects from Ingestion of Water
Sources of Contaminant in Drinking Water
Acrylamide
zero
 
TT
 

Nervous system or blood problems; increased risk of cancer

Added to water during sewage/wastewater treatment
Alachlor
zero
 
0.002
 

Eye, liver, kidney or spleen problems; anemia; increased risk of cancer

Runoff from herbicide used on row crops
Atrazine
0.003
 
0.003
 

Cardiovascular system or reproductive problems

Runoff from herbicide used on row crops
Benzene
zero
 
0.005
 

Anemia; decrease in blood platelets; increased risk of cancer

Discharge from factories; leaching from gas storage tanks and landfills
Benzo(a)pyrene (PAHs)
zero
 
0.0002
 

Reproductive difficulties; increased risk of cancer

Leaching from linings of water storage tanks and distribution lines
Carbofuran
0.04
 
0.04
 

Problems with blood, nervous system, or reproductive system

Leaching of soil fumigant used on rice and alfalfa
Carbon
tetrachloride
zero
 
0.005
 

Liver problems; increased risk of cancer

Discharge from chemical plants and other industrial activities
Chlordane
zero
 
0.002
 

Liver or nervous system problems; increased risk of cancer

Residue of banned termiticide
Chlorobenzene
0.1
 
0.1
 

Liver or kidney problems

Discharge from chemical and agricultural chemical factories
2,4-D
0.07
 
0.07
 

Kidney, liver, or adrenal gland problems

Runoff from herbicide used on row crops
Dalapon
0.2
 
0.2
 

Minor kidney changes

Runoff from herbicide used on rights of way
1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)
zero
 
0.0002
 

Reproductive difficulties; increased risk of cancer

Runoff/leaching from soil fumigant used on soybeans, cotton, pineapples, and orchards
o-Dichlorobenzene
0.6
 
0.6
 

Liver, kidney, or circulatory system problems

Discharge from industrial chemical factories
p-Dichlorobenzene
0.075
 
0.075
 

Anemia; liver, kidney or spleen damage; changes in blood

Discharge from industrial chemical factories
1,2-Dichloroethane
zero
 
0.005
 

Increased risk of cancer

Discharge from industrial chemical factories
1,1-Dichloroethylene
0.007
 
0.007
 

Liver problems

Discharge from industrial chemical factories
cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene
0.07
 
0.07
 

Liver problems

Discharge from industrial chemical factories
trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene
0.1
 
0.1
 

Liver problems

Discharge from industrial chemical factories
Dichloromethane
zero
 
0.005
 

Liver problems; increased risk of cancer

Discharge from drug and chemical factories
1,2-Dichloropropane
zero
 
0.005
 

Increased risk of cancer

Discharge from industrial chemical factories
Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate
0.4
 
0.4
 

Weight loss, liver problems, or possible reproductive difficulties.

Discharge from chemical factories
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
zero
 
0.006
 

Reproductive difficulties; liver problems; increased risk of cancer

Discharge from rubber and chemical factories
Dinoseb
0.007
 
0.007
 

Reproductive difficulties

Runoff from herbicide used on soybeans and vegetables

 

Big City Water Ratings

 

EWG rated big city (population over 250,000) water utilities based on three factors: the total number of chemicals detected since 2004; the percentage of chemicals found of those tested; and the highest average level for an individual pollutant, relative to legal limits or national average amounts, including for the most commo