TAPP Water filters are already independently tested in USA and Europe to effectively remove or significantly reduce over 80 contaminants from the mains water supply. Now TAPP Water has been tested in Malta too!
In Malta TAPP Water is on a mission to enable 10,000 households to have fresh, pure drinking water from the public water supply which will avert the use of 10 Million plastic drinking bottles every year.
After a succesful trial run in May 2020, TAPP Water Malta launched in June 2020 and quickly helped hudreds of hourseholds to stop using plastic drinking bottles for water and enjoy fresh, pure, great tasting water without any of the incenienience of bottled water, or the cost.
In June 2020 we had a local free chlorine test completed which showed that the TAPP Water Filter effectively removed chlorine from the mains water supply in Malta and in November 2020 we sent samples to be tested by iTabe, an independent laboratory that tested all the contaminants and substances that we were interested in seeing results for.
The results of the independent laboratory tests for TAPP Water Filters in Malta show conclusively that TAPP filtered water is safe to drink with all the harmful contaminants removed.
Results of water quality tests after filtration with TAPP 2 TWIST:
Less than <0.1 MG/L was present
Less than 0.1 mg/L means that there is no taste of chlorine in filtered TAPP Water
None - TAPP water was bacteria free
Hardness of the water
General guidelines for classification of waters are: 0 to 60 mg/L (milligrams per liter) as calcium carbonate is classified as soft; 61 to 120 mg/L as moderately hard; 121 to 180 mg/L as hard; and more than 180 mg/L as very hard.
36.03 mg/L which means that filtered TAPP Water is soft
These are Chlorine by products which occur as a byproduct of water treatment and are often found in chlorinated water supplies. When a water supplier uses chlorine to disinfect water, the chlorine can react with organic constituents in the water. This reaction may lead to the presence of trihalomethanes, or THMs. These are Chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform. Trihalomethanes are a concern because they are considered Group B carcinogens, meaning they have caused cancer in laboratory animals. They are also damaging to the environment and linked to colorectal cancer.
1 ug/L - There were no significant levels of THMs in filtered TAPP Water
Bromoform is a chlorine byproduct, used as a water disinfectant (to kill bacteria and virus), it is a heavy colourless liquid and it adds taste to the water. Although small amounts of bromoform in drinking water does not lead to health problems, studies on animals show that the contaminant may harm the liver and kidney.
2 ug/L - There were no significant levels of Bromoform in filtered TAPP Water
Some zinc is required by the body, but too much Zinc in water can have toxic effects on hums and cause poor tasting water.
Flourine is a common additive to water however there are some concerns about the health effects of flourine in water.
Nitates originates primarily from fertilizers, septic systems, and manure storage or spreading operations.