Can Brita Filters Remove Microplastics?

Here, we’ve discussed everything we know about the Brita filtration process and why some Brita filters can remove microplastics from tap water, while others can’t.

Microplastics are plastic particles that enter our water supplies due to widespread plastic pollution in the environment.

These tiny plastics are formed as a result of the breakdown of larger plastics (a process that can take decades or centuries). Microplastic particles are also intentionally produced for certain cosmetics and personal care products.

According to News Medical, the potential health risks of microplastics vary depending on the type of microplastics we’re exposed to.

What Are the Potential Health Risks of Microplastics?

– Carcinogenic effects – Neurotoxicity – Hormone disruption – Problems with fetal development – Weight gain

Some of the most common health concerns associated with exposure to microplastics are:

Brita doesn’t exclusively claim that all of its water filters can remove microplastics.

Does Brita Filter Out Microplastics?

However, from the claims that Brita does make, and our analysis of Brita’s test data, we’ve concluded that several of Brita’s filters can reduce or remove plastic particles.

The Standard Brita pitcher filter doesn’t remove microplastics. The Brita Elite filter, also designed for Brita pitcher filters, is certified to remove class I particulates (up to 99.6%), and the performance datasheet also lists microplastics as a contaminant that the filter can remove (99.6%).

Brita Pitcher Filters

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