[NEWS] TAPP Water independently tested to work in Malta


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:

Free Chlorine

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 

Bacteria

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

Trihalomethanes (THMs)

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

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

Dibromochloromethane
Despite its lack of data on human tests, experts believe that consuming dibromochloromethane-contaminated drinking water at levels above the admitted levels may result in liver cancer. The health issues associated with the substance in drinking water may depend on the amount of dibromochloromethane and the level of exposure of the individual.
< 1 ug/L - There were no significant levels of Dibromochloromethane in filtered TAPP Water

Lead, Chrome, Nickel, Copper, Arsenic, Manganese

The presence of heavy metals such as lead, chrome, nickel, copper, arsenic and manganese can cause health issues and some cause poisioning.

< 1 ug/L - There were no significant levels of Lead, Chrome,
Nickel, Copper, Arsenic or Manganese in filtered TAPP Water


Zinc

Some zinc is required by the body, but too much Zinc in water can have toxic effects on hums and cause poor tasting water.


< 1 mg/L - There were no significant levels of Zinc in filtered TAPP Water


Flourine is a common additive to water however there are some concerns about the health effects of flourine in water.

 

< 0.05 mg/L - There were no significant levels of Flourine in filtered TAPP Water
Lithium
Lithium occurs naturally in drinking water.

< 0.15 mg/L - There were no significant levels of Lithium in filtered TAPP Water

Nitrates

Nitates originates primarily from fertilizers, septic systems, and manure storage or spreading operations.

< 0.1 mg/L - There were no significant levels of Nitrates in filtered TAPP Water

Conclusion

The results of the indepedent laboratory tests show clearly that TAPP Water filters are as effective for the water in Malta as they are in the USA and Europe.

TAPP filtered water is great tasting and good to drink straight from your kitchen mixer with no more need for using plastic bottles for drinking water.

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