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What is a Micron?

When dealing with water purification you hear the term “micron” alot. But what exactly is a micron? Ever heard of a micrometer? Well, it’s the same thing. So really, the question is… Wow! One micron is extremely small! It can’t even be seen by the human eye! Trust me, I tried. So where does the term micron come in to play with water purification? Well, the water you drink can carry nasty bacteria and, get this, PARASITES!! Yes, there are parasites floating around in the water you drink. Giardia is one of the most common parasites that can be found in unfiltered water. Giardia is a genus of anaerobic flagellated protozoan parasites of the phylum Diplomonada in the supergroup “Excavata” that colonize and reproduce in the small intestines of several vertebrates, causing giardiasis. Did you understand any of that? In other word, Giardia, when ingested can cause a bad case of diarrhea. Look at that! It looks like a tooth ready to attack! Now, obviously this picture is magnified because you would definitely know if this tooth-like critter was in your water. But guess how many microns a parasite is? 10 micron? 5 micron? NOPE!!! It’s 1 micron! That’s right, one tiny little micron! But don’t worry. We have a large variety of water filters that use sub-micron technology to keep your water parasite and bacteria free! Do you know These filters are NSF certified and capable of removing bacteria as small as .5 micron! Filter Pure is dedicated to providing you with water you can trust! So contact us today about our 1 micron water filters and 5 micron water filters.      

5 thoughts on “What is a Micron?

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    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further.
    Bless you!

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