Where to find PUR water filter pitcher and products in Canada?
Does anyone know where I can find the PUR water filter pitchers or related products from PUR in the GTA?
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Hi Char|otte, I was finally able to order the faucet mount from my local Home Hardware store. I find the replacement filters easily available at any Canadian Tire store.
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Why not just have it shipped to your Canadian Address through Amazon.com? It looks like it's working for me when I try to checkouttehsquipmunk wrote: ↑Apr 28th, 2012 6:36 pmIf you are going to the USA on a trip you can order them from Amazon and have them sent to your hotel like I did.
http://www.amazon.com/PUR-2-Stage-Pitch ... B00007E848
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Read more: http://www.ehow.com/about_5588394_pur-vs_-brita.htmlThe main function of any water filter is to remove additives or potential contaminants from the water that flows directly out of the faucet. Pur has the upper hand over Brita when it comes to the effectiveness of getting rid of the most chemicals and sediments. The Pur filter boasts a 98 to 99 percent ability to filter out lead, where Brita comes in at a rate of 94 percent. Pur reduces chlorine by about 95 percent, over Brita's 91 percent. Additionally, Pur reduces copper, methyl tertiary-butyl ether, and 2-4D among its touted 21 contaminant reduction agents. Brita is only targeted to chlorine, lead, mercury, and benzene.
One of the major downfalls of a Brita filter compared to a Pur water filter, is that only Pur is certified to remove cryptosporidium and giardia from water. This is true whether the filter used is one that is directly attached to the tap or a filtered pitcher. Cryptosporidium and giardia are both considered cysts that pollute water and, when ingested, can make you very sick. Giardia in particular is a stomach ailment that is similar to that of the flu, causing nausea, diarrhea and overall fatigue.
One point on which Brita comes out the clear winner is in the speed its filters work. Because Pur has a more complex mechanism comprising its filtration, it has a slower rate of flow than that of the Brita filters. Whether the water is being dripped from a filtering pitcher or streaming from the tap, the water spends more time running through the filter, which not only makes wait time for a drink longer, but also causes more strain on each filter. This leads to replacing the Pur filters more often than those of the Brita brands. So Brita, with a more instant satisfaction, doesn't cost as much annually in replacement filters.