Testing and Certification
The Pure Hydration bottles were tested using microorganisms in greater numbers than you would expect to find in natural water sources. This is the worse-case scenario approach recommended by the EPA and their guidelines have been used to draw up own protocols for testing of all the microbiological water purifiers. The microbiological reduction figures showed that Pure Hydration MAD water filtration bottles meet and exceeded the EPAs Microbiological requirements as shown in the US National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (http://epa.gov/safewater/mcl.html) under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The requirements for bacteria are 6 log10 reduction (99.9999% removal), for viruses a 4 log10 reduction (99.99%) and for Cryptosporidium a 3 log10 reduction. We can assume based upon size that fungi will be removed. These reduction requirements are also shown in the WHO guidelines for safe drinking water and are the basis for current UK and European legislation on drinking water standards. The Testing requirements are 6 4 3 – MAD technology results 6 5 4 – exceeding the guidelines
MAD results- (99.999%) VIRUS – guideline exceeded
MAD results- (≥99.99997%) BACTERIA – Actual result- NONE FOUND- guideline exceeded
MAD results- (≥99.993%) CRYPTOSPORIDIUM – Actual result- NONE FOUND- guideline exceeded
The Pure Hydration, MAD water filtration/purifier bottles meet and exceed the following:
UK compliance Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000
EU compliance European Drinking Water Directive Council Directive 98/83/EC
US compliance Environmental Protection Agency –EPA’s Microbiological Reduction requirements as shown in the US National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (http://epa.gov/safewater/mcl.html) under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
WHO compliance World Health Organistion-Guidelines for Drinking water Quality First Addendum 3rd Edition.
Also please see download below for a table of over 100 harmful heavy metals, pesticides and other hazardous chemicals. Testing to NSF 53 standards showed that contaminants including arsenic 3 & 5, cadmium, and mercury were reduced by 99.9%, with fluoride reduction of 95%.