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3M water filters provide you and your family with cleaner, clearer, better tasting water throughout your entire home every day.

A water filter installed in your home not only ensures that you can enjoy clear tasting water straight from the tap, you also protect your appliances from scale build-up that reduces the energy efficiency of your appliances.

Chlorine and lead can be found in our water supplies. Refer to the table below to find out the potential health effects and remedies to reduce its presence in your drinking water. It's your right to drink clean, drink healthy.


  Chlorine Lead
How does it enter drinking water?
Many water treatment operations add Chlorine to drinking water as part of the water treatment process and to kill microbes and bacteria in swimming pools. Lead enters drinking water supplies from the corrosion of household plumbing systems (pipes, solders, fixtures)
What are the potential health effects?
  • Chlorine itself usually does not present major health concerns; however, it does affect water taste and odor.
  • Chlorine does react with other substances present in water to produce disinfection by-products, such as Trihalomethanes (TTHM).
  • Some people who drink water containing TTHM in excess of the EPA's standard over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system. They may also have an increased risk of getting cancer.
  • Lead is a neurotoxin that accumulates in soft tissues and bone
  • Infants, children and pregnant or nursing women are at the greatest risk of lead exposure
  • At relatively low levels of exposure, these effects may include:
    • interference with red blood cell chemistry
    • delays in normal physical and mental development in babies and young children
    • slight deficits in attention span
    • impaired hearing
    • decreased learning abilities in children
    • slight increases in blood pressure in some adults
How can it be reduced in drinking water?
  • Filter your water
  • Look for an NSF certified drinking water filtration system that is certified to reduce chlorine taste and odor and/or TTHM
  • 3M Clean Water Solutions drinking water systems are NSF certified to reduce chlorine taste and odor
  • The 3M™ Advanced Drinking Water System also reduces TTHM
  • Filter your water
  • Look for an NSF certified drinking water filtration system that is certified to reduce lead in drinking water
  • Only use cold water for cooking and drinking: hot water leaches more contaminants from pipes and plumbing into the water
  • Flush pipes before drinking: the longer water sits in a home's pipes, the more lead it can contain. Let the water run until it gets as cold as possible--anywhere from 30 sec to 2 min--before using.
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