Granular Activated Carbon(GAC) is a highly absorbent form of carbon. It has gone through a special manufacturing process to give it its porosity. The pores act like a sponge sopping up impurities in air or water. Amazingly enough one gram of granular activated carbon has a surface area over forty five hundred square feet. A gram is pretty small, only 1/28th of an ounce. Now think of the square footage of your home and compare that to forty five hundred square feet. You’ll get an idea of how unbelievable the surface area of a small amount of granular activated carbon is.

Granular activated carbon is one of the main constituents in most water filters…

because of its incredible surface area and astonishing adsorbing powers.In fact granular activated carbon is known to remove hundreds of different harmful chemicals that may be found your water. Chemicals like chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), trihalomethanes, pesticides, herbicides, radon, and solvents. Plus it will remove unpleasant tastes and foul odors. Here is a list of some of the many different toxic chemicals granular activated carbon can remove.

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We live in a toxic world with thousands of new chemicals being introduced into our environment every year. If these chemicals aren’t disposed of properly they will eventually end up in our water. Studies have shown over two thousand different chemicals in the water in many major metropolitan areas. Municipal water treatment facilities do not have the capabilities to remove this myriad of chemicals. They eventually come through our tap and we drink them. When you consider that our bodies are mostly water, it’s imperative that we do something to clean up our own water at home and this is where granular activated carbon comes to the rescue.

If you think this is a joke consider this. In Phoenix, AZ cosmetologists have to use granular activated carbon filtered water to mix their chemicals for perms and hair coloring. If they don’t the perm and hair-coloring chemicals will be chemically altered and strange things start happening to peoples hair. If it’s altering hair treatment chemicals and doing strange things to your hair what kind of strange things do you think this water will do to your body over time? Think about it, why are cancer and heart disease so prevalent in our country. Good clean water is paramount to a having healthy body.

With a granular activated carbon water filter system…

in your home you will have the good clean water your body needs and deserves. There are many types to choose from. You can get a cheap pitcher type filter from your local discount store. There are also a counter top models that connect directly to your faucet and are easy to install. You can get an under the counter system that is out of the way and has its own faucet. There is also the whole house water filter that connects directly to your main water line to purify the water in throughout your entire home.

A good quality water filter will have a half-pound or more of granular activated carbon and can last for many months of years when cared for properly. Also make sure you are getting a granular activated carbon water filtration system that includes a second filtration media called KDF and you will definitely be taking a step in the right direction.