Comparison of Water Treatment Methods

Pollutant Filter
Sediment
Filter
Carbon
Deionization Reverse
Osmosis
Steam
Distillation
Arsenic          
Bacteria          
Cadmium          
Calcium          
Chloride          
Chlorine       1 1
Copper          
Cryptosporidium          
Detergents          
Fluoride          
Lead          
Magnesium          
Mercury          
Nitrate          
Organics       1 1
Pesticides       1 1
Phosphates          
Radon          
Sediment          
Sodium          
Sulfates          
Viruses          

Ineffective
or No Reduction
Significant
Reduction
Complete
or Significant Reduction
1 – Plus Carbon Filtration (Quality Distillers Have Pre and/or Post Carbon Filters)