Refrigerator/Ice Maker Filter
What Are They: Most fridge filters are built into the refrigerator, and filter the water for ice as well as the water coming out of the beverage dispenser. Icemaker filters are designed to filter the water that's used to make the ice.
Advantages: Most refrigerator filters are typically designed to improve the taste of drinking water, so they mostly remove chlorine.
- Most refrigerator filters are not designed to actually remove harmful contaminants.
- When you don't change a fridge filter cartridge according to manufacture specification, the cartridge can over-saturate and cause contaminants to leak in "filtered" water.
- A recent Duke University PFAS filtration study highlighted various fridge filter brands that put harmful contaminants back into filtered water.
If you have young children that use the fridge spigot for drinking water, bear in mind that children are most susceptible to health impacts associated with exposure to contaminants such as lead, chromium 6, and PFAS. Hydroviv makes a refrigerator/icemaker filter system that can be installed in an adjacent cabinet or before your fridge.
When choosing a water filter, ask yourself these 2 questions:
1. Does it work?
Check the filter manufacturer's claims on contaminant removal and ask to see their data!
2. Will it work FOR ME?
- Is it easy to maintain?
Do I live in an apartment?
- Am I able to drill into my countertop?
- Do I have young children who might be susceptible to lead exposure?
How much money am I willing to spend on maintenance?
Hydroviv makes it our business to help you better understand your water. As always, feel free to take advantage of our “help no matter what” approach to technical support! Our water nerds will work to answer your questions and provide contaminant and water quality info for water in you area. Reach out by dropping us an email ([email protected]) or through our live chat (https://hydroviv.com).
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