Twinkletoes: I absolutely agree! The last time HSN sold this I call customer service to ask this same question. The filter does not remove all the nasty bacteria that might slip thru the disinfection water plant treatment. It may make the water taste better but not safer. That's why I stay with my PUR filter.
HSN needs to make this distinction clear...I think their advertising on this product is misleading.[-x
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Figure this one out. I have a water testing device. It indicates total dissolved solids. My PLAIN tap water had less than out of this filter. If you have unsoftened water and a well this product is useless! I buy reverse osmosis H2O from dispenser at grocery store (very low TDS). I use the ZEROWATER filter pitcher for my furbabies!
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Twinkletoes and Candron, I agree. It was misleading. I was juuuuust about to order when I decided to go to the Paragon web site and look at the stats. They do make one that filters out mercury, lead, cryptosporidium, etc., but it is not the maintenance free one that is the TS. The one that filters out the bad stuff you have to replace the filter, which I wouldn't mind doing. In my opinion, that is the one they should be selling. Right now I get my water from a natural spring, which has their water tested for quality. I was glad I looked it up.
I'd be worried about their filter that removes the chlorine. They do the demo of grinding up the filter and adding it to (pink) water, and the chlorine (pink color) being removed. A ground up filter can't do that. A chemical reaction would do that if the filter were ground up. But a filter can't be ground up and then also remove chlorine. Think of a coffee filter. If you grind up the coffee filter, does it still work in your coffee maker? No.
And I'd want to know what type of chemical reaction they were doing and what chemicals were in that filter before drinking water that had passed through it.
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My water tastes much better. Before buying this a few years ago, I couldn't get past the horrible clorine smell when brushing my teeth. My husband and I both have this filter on our bathroom sinks. Does it get rid of other stuff besides the smell/taste of clorine? I have no idea!What I do know is it is doing exactly what we bought it to do - to get rid of bad smell/taste!
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