Brita vs. Boiling: Water Purification


If you’re looking to improve your drinking water quality at home, you might have looked into an affordable filtration solution like the Brita water pitcher.

But how does filtering water with a Brita filter compare to boiling tap water? Is it better to filter your water in a Brita pitcher or does it make more sense to boil your water?

I’ve done a deep dive into the two water treatment processes, comparing their methods of water treatment and ultimately helping you to decide on which is best for your situation.

What’s the Difference Between Brita Filtered Water and Boiling Water?

Brita water has been physically filtered through a filtration media, while boiling your water simply kills microorganisms and causes chlorine to evaporate.

The Brita Standard Filter reduces chlorine, mercury, cadmium, copper, and zinc.

What do Brita Filters Remove?


The Brita Elite Filter also reduces chlorine, mercury, and cadmium, as well as lead, benzene, asbestos, particulates class I, and a few additional contaminants – The Brita Stream Filter reduces chlorine, particulates class VI, and 1, 2, 4 – tricholorobenzene

What does Boiling Water Remove?

Boiling water doesn’t remove contaminants from water in a physical sense. Instead, the boiling process kills microorganisms that are unable to survive at high temperatures.

By boiling your tap water for at least one minute, you can kill bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and other harmful substances.

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