Choose a water filter based on the impurities you want to remove. Choosing the right decision from so many possibilities might be intimidating. This article compares four Brita and PUR water filters’ abilities to remove pollutants.
Comparison Table of Brita vs PUR water filters
|Containment||Brita Standard Filter||Brita Longlast Filter||PUR Basic Filter||
PUR Plus Lead Reduction Filter
|Particulate Class I||✓||✓|
|Chlorine – Taste and Odor||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Bisphenol A (BPA)||✓||✓|
|Particulate Class VI||✓||✓|
The Brita Longlast Filter and Brita Standard Filter eliminate chlorine, a major water pollutant that affects taste and odor. However, the Longlast filter can also minimize lead, a dangerous heavy metal that can harm humans. The Standard filter cannot remove or decrease lead. Both Brita filters reduce mercury, cadmium, and benzene.
PUR Lead Reduction and PUR Standard Filters eliminate chlorine and other pollutants. The lead Reduction filter removes lead, mercury, cadmium, asbestos, particulates, copper, zinc, and pesticides. The Standard filter removes several of these pollutants but not lead.
Brita and PUR filters remove pollutants differently. The Brita Longlast filter removes lead, but the PUR Lead Reduction filter removes copper and zinc. Carbon tetrachloride, tetrachloroethylene, Bisphenol A, and nonylphenol are also removed or reduced by the PUR Standard filter. It also reduces Atenolol, Carbamazepine, Estrone, and Cysts (Parasites).
Finally, evaluate which toxins you wish to remove while picking a water filter. The Brita Longlast and PUR Lead Reduction filters eliminate or reduce lead, a dangerous heavy metal that can harm humans. However, the Brita Standard and PUR Standard filters may remove or minimize many pollutants but not lead. To choose the best water filter for your household, evaluate your needs and tastes.