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Seychelle water filter pitchers outperform many other products on the market. Most importantly, they’ve been tested against EPA and two NSF standards to filter dozens of harmful contaminants that could be lurking in your water supply, and they have a long filter life. But, they’re not our favorites.
That said, let’s look into Seychelle water filter pitchers in more detail and find out where their strengths and weaknesses lie!
Seychelle Radiological Water Pitcher
|# of Contaminants:||79|
|NSF Standards:||42, 53|
|Filter Capacity:||150 Gallons|
Seychelle manufactures 3 types of water filter pitchers:
All Seychelle pitchers can hold 64 ounces of water in total. The filtered water reservoir takes about 7 to 8 minutes to fill.
What will be removed from your water? The ionic-adsorption microfiltration process reduces:
*This is only an excerpt!
The radiological pitcher also targets radium, cesium, uranium, radon, plutonium, and strontium.
All testing was done to EPA or NSF standards. However, if you check the actual lab reports you’ll find that not all listed contaminants could be removed sufficiently (more on this matter below).
It’s also important to note that Seychelle water filter pitchers do not filter bacteria, viruses, or cyst. Thus, they are to be used with properly disinfected water supplies only.
About Alkaline Water Health Claims
Advocates claim that drinking alkaline water can improve your digestion, strengthen your bones, slow down aging, and make you feel more energized.
We just wanted to mention that clinical evidence to support these claims is very limited at this point in time. There are even health professionals advising against the consumption of alkaline water as it might pose a health risk.
The Seychelle Radiological Water Pitcher – learn more on amazon.com
Before a Seychelle pitcher is ready to use there’re just a few step you need to go through:
As mentioned, the filters are good for up to 150 gallons or about 3-6 months. But it might happen that high mineral content shortens filter life.
Tip: It’s probably time for a filter replacement when the flow rate slows down considerably or you notice a change in water taste.
Cost? We would estimate around $150 per year – for a family of 2-3. Seems reasonable to us!
The regular and radiological pitcher versions share the same manual.
For the pH2O Dual Alkaline Water Pitcher manual, click here.
Seychelle filter pitchers have been thoroughly tested by independent labs, which is good. It’s just that not all achieved contaminant reduction rates are as high as we would have liked.
For example, nitrate was reduced to no more than 34-65%, cadmium to 36-43%, and nickel to 24-31%. If you compare this to the reduction rates of the Clearly Filtered, our go-to water filter pitcher which costs pretty much the same, the difference is substantial: Nitrate 99.9%, cadmium 97.0%, nickel 99.1%. Above that, the Clearly Filtered pitcher was tested to remove 365 contaminants in total.
Seychelle water filter pitchers are solid and remove a wide range of contaminants. In our opinion, they might be just a little overpriced. Thus, they are best for people who don’t mind paying a premium price.
And that’s it for our Seychelle filter review. Questions? Ask away!