Pure water can not become radioactive or carry radioactivity. Dissolved particles in the water carry radioactivity. A water purifier that prevents the passage of these particles eliminates the hazards of drinking radioactive contaminated water. The Berkey purifier elements in our DIY filters accomplish this easily.
From New Millennium, the suppliers of the Black Berkey elements:
When it comes to drinking water, how do you know that your water is actually safe? Who decides when water is drinkable? An article by the Las Vegas Review Journal[i] reported that the water in the Las Vegas Valley area was deemed safe according to the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act[ii]. However, this report also stated that the water tested positive for radioactive materials like uranium. This radiological contaminant can be found in groundwater, bedrock, and in dissolved minerals containing uranium. This element has been known to cause kidney damage, cancer, and even death[iii].
If this water meets the quality standards of the federal government, and yet still contains contaminants such as uranium, how can you be sure that the water that you are drinking is doing more good than harm? If municipal water is only doing the bare minimum that the EPA requires, what can you do to ensure that your water is clean and safe?
The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are rated to eliminate at least 97% of uranium from your water, along with other radioactive contaminants. These purifiers are rated to clean your water down to the viral level, while still allowing safe and beneficial minerals to pass through. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements provide a layer of protection and ensure that the water you are drinking is not only safe, but is also clean and pure tasting.