Why Remove Lead
It’s Important to Understand the History of Lead
The History of Lead Usage in America
Until it was banned in new home construction in 1986, more than 70% of cities in the US were using lead-based products for conveying water, because it was less expensive and more durable than iron. Lead pipe could be easily bent, allowing pipes to be shaped to conform to the contours of existing buildings or other structures.
How Lead Gets into Drinking Water
Lead can enter drinking water when service lines that contain lead corrode, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures. This most often happens in the pipes that carry water from the water treatment plant to water mains under the street supplying homes. Lead release is heavily influenced by the chemistry of the water delivered by the water system and by physical disturbances such as road construction or water main replacements.
NUMBER OF CITIES USING LEAD UNTIL 1986
About the Health Effects of Lead
How Lead Affects Adults
Keep in mind that there is no safe level of lead for the human body and unlike other metals, it has no useful biological function. Even low concentrations of lead in water can cause a significant increase in blood lead levels and any damage is irreversible.
The Affects on Children
Lead is a potent neurotoxin which has significant effects on childhood health and development. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead exposure can affect nearly every system in a child’s body, inhibiting the development of both physical and mental abilities.
HOW IT AFFECTS AN ADULT
HOW IT AFFECTS A CHILD
Lead in the Water Systems
Eighteen million Americans live in communities where the water systems are in violation of the law. Moreover, the federal agency in charge of making sure those systems are safe not only knows the issues exist, but it’s done very little to stop them, according to a new report and information provided to CNN by multiple sources and water experts.
The American Academy of Pediatrics states that there are no effective medical treatments for lead poisoning and that prevention of exposure is needed.
“The Drinking Water Action level for lead in water is set at 15 parts per billion (ppb), but in 1994 the FDA set the maximum amount of lead allowed in bottled water at 5 ppb.”
Children with lead poisoning can have learning and behavior problems, hyper activity, slow growth, and hearing loss. Symptoms like tiredness, head and stomach aches, and low iron deficiencies are often mistaken for other illnesses. The only way to find lead poisoning is through a blood test.
According to the U.S. Council Of Environmental Quality, the risk of developing cancer is 93% higher in people who drink or are otherwise exposed to chlorinated water. Chlorine is a potential health hazard to both children and adults.
PIONEER Successfully Removes Lead
Not only does PIONEER remove heavy metals such as lead, it also removes and/or reduces chlorine, chloramine and other harmful contaminants in your water, including >99.95% of Cysts.
Microbial Cysts like Giardia and Cryptosporidium can survive in cold water for several months, and can be resistant to disinfection, like chlorine, so they must be filtered out of the water supply.
Other Harmful Elements PIONEER Removes from Your Water
Giardia & Crypto
PIONEER filtration system removes >99.95% of Giardia & Crypto — a waterborne parasite that causes diarrheal disease; very resistant to chlorine-based disinfectants, common in drinking and recreational waters.
Chlorine & Chloramine
PIONEER filtration system removes >99.95% of Chlorine & Chloramine — water disinfectants added to municipal water, that have negative health effects and the most harmful exposure is through inhalation and skin adsorption of steam in a shower.
Poisonous chemicals PFOA/PFOS used in the production of nonstick cookware, leather products, stain resistant clothing, food packaging, microwave popcorn bags, cosmetics and more are affecting the drinking water of millions of households throughout the United States.
The chemicals Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8, and Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) are bio-permanent, are resistant to direct oxidation, and do not break down naturally in the environment or the human body. Studies suggest that exposure to the chemicals may lead to cancer.
PIONEER™ successfully removes these chemicals and is installed where the water line enters your home, business or restaurant. This system has been tested and third-party certified as required in the NSF/ANSI P473 standard for PFOA/PFOS, along with NSF/ANSI 53 standard for the reduction of lead and cyst.
PIONEER is built with Ease-of-Use in Mind
If removing harmful contaminants from your water wasn’t enough, you’ll also be pleased to know that PIONEER was designed to be simple for any homeowner. Each PIONEER system includes a Real-time Dynamic LED System that monitors water and flow rate and provides a visual color-coded notification to the homeowner, letting them know when to replace the filter.
REAL-TIME DYNAMIC LED SYSTEM
Easy Filter Replacements and NO TOOLS REQUIRED!
PIONEER uses state-of-the-art snap-ring technology to eliminate the need for cumbersome tools. Homeowners can easily replace the filter in the PIONEER system by followng a few simple steps.
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