Simazine, we filter that.
Simazine is a selective triazine herbicide and products containing simazine must bear the signal word "Caution". It is used by farms to control broad leaved weeds and annual grasses in field, berry fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops, on turfgrass, and in orchards and vineyards. At higher rates, it is used for nonselective weed control in industrial areas. Before 1992, simazine was used to control submerged weeds and algae in large aquariums, farm ponds, fish hatcheries, swimming pools, ornamental ponds and cooling towers.
The amount of simazine used annually in the USA was estimated in 1985 to be 4.8 billion pounds. Simazine may be released into the environment via effluent at manufacturing sites and at points of application where it is employed as a herbicide.
Some people who drink water containing simazine well in excess of the maximum contaminant level for many years could experience problems with their blood. Chronic inhalation for 2 hr/day for 8 days in pregnant rats resulted in toxic effects on the fetuses and developmental abnormalities. Decreased weights and increased skeletal abnormalities were noted in the fetuses of pregnant rabbits fed 200 mg/kg/day.
EPA has classified simazine as a possible human carcinogen because it may have caused cancer in test animals which received high doses over the course of their lifetimes. Because simazine in drinking water may possibly increase the risk of cancer in humans, the Lifetime Health Advisory level set by EPA includes an additional margin of safety. Simazine did not produce tumors in mice given 215 mg/kg/day, the highest dose tolerated, for 18 months. Simazine produced thyroid and mammary tumors in female rats fed 5 mg/kg, the highest dietary dose tested.
Epic Water Filter Products Tested for Removal of Simazine
Epic Pure Water Filter Pitcher >99.8%
Epic Nano Water Filter Pitcher >99.8%
Epic Outdoor Adventure Water Bottle Filter >99.8%