BOROUX foundation Filter Lab Results

Discover what is removed or reduced by BOROUX and take an in-depth look at the independent, accredited laboratory test results.

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Which Contaminants are Filtered by BOROUX?

Countless contaminants, from common to uncommon, have been tested and proven to be removed or reduced by the BOROUX foundation filters.

Meticulous substance reduction testing ensures verified performance data resulting in filtered water you can count on.

The filters have been tested by IAPMO R&T, an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory. The verified data shows to each filter can last for up to 6,000 gallons for specific contaminants (see lab results below).

Gain a deeper understanding of the types of chemicals, compounds, and naturally occurring substances that BOROUX filters. Rest assured your filters are minimizing harmful toxins!

What Do the BOROUX foundation Filters Remove?

Plastic/Industrial Contaminants Removed up to 99.55%*

This category encompasses contaminants associated with plastic production and industrial processes. It may include by-products of plastic manufacturing as well as other industrial chemicals and pollutants. Often times these are chemicals added to plastics to improve flexibility, durability, and resilience.

Potential Health Risks: Exposure to these harmful chemicals is linked to adverse adverse health outcomes such as; cancers, birth defects, impaired immunity, endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive effects. For example, ingesting or swallowing high amounts of chlorine, can irritate the digestive tract leading to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

  • Benzene
  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Bromochloroacetonitrile
  • Bromoform
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • cis-1 2-dichloroethylene
  • Chloramine
  • Chlorine
  • Chlorodibromomethane
  • Chloroform
  • Dibromoacetonitrile
  • Dichloroacetonitrile
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Ethylene
  • dibromide (EDB)
  • Haloacetonitriles (HANs)
  • Haloketones (HKs)
  • Hexachlorobutadiene
  • Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
  • Nonylphenols (NPs)
  • Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
  • TOTAL Perfluoroalkyls (PFAS)
  • Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
  • perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)
  • perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)
  • perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS)
  • perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHpA)
  • perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA)
  • Toluene
  • Trichloroacetonitrile
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Trihalomethanes (THMs)
  • Tris(chloropropyl) phosphate (TCPP)
  • 1,1,1-trichloro-2-propanone
  • 1,1,1-Trichloroethene
  • 1,1-Dichloro-2-propanone
  • 1,1-Dichloroethylene (1,1-DCE)
  • 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,2-Dichloroethene
  • ,2-Dichloropropane (dichloropropane)
  • 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane
  • 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
Heavy Metal Contaminants removed up to 99.36%*

Heavy metals are metallic elements that have a high density and can be toxic even at low concentrations. They often originate from industrial processes, mining, and natural geological sources.

Potential Health Risks: Heavy metal toxicity can lower energy levels, inhibit brain function, lungs, damage the kidneys, liver, blood composition and other important organs. For example, exposure to lead can cause neurodevelopmental issues, leading to learning disabilities and decreased IQ in children.

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Uranium
  • Cesium (Gross Beta)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) removed up to 99.97%*

VOCs are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at room temperature, meaning they easily evaporate into the air. They can come from various sources, including paints, solvents, fuels, and household products, and can contribute to indoor and outdoor air pollution.

Potential Health Risks: Eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, loss of coordination and nausea, damage to liver, kidney and central nervous system. Some organics can cause cancer in animals, some are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans.

  • Bromochloroacetonitrile
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Chlorodibomomethane
  • Chlorobenzene
  • Chloroform
  • Chloropricin
  • cis-1,2-dichloroethylene
  • cis-1,3-dichloropropylene
  • Dibromoacetonitrile
  • Dibromochloropropane
  • Dichloroacetonitrile
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Ethylene dibromide
  • Haloacetonitrile
  • Haloketones
  • Hexachlorobutadiene
  • Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
  • O-dichlorobenzene
  • P-dichlorobenzene
  • Tetrachloroethylene
  • Toluene
  • Trans-1,2-dichloroethylene
  • Trichloroacetonitrile
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Trihalomethanes
  • Xylenes
  • 1,2-dichloroethane
  • 1,2-dichloropropane
  • 1,1-dichloroethylene
  • 1,1-dichloro-2-propane
  • 1,1,1-trichloro-2-propane
  • 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane
  • 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene
  • 1,1,1-trichloroethane
  • 1,1,2-trichloroethane
Pharmaceutical Contaminants removed up to 99.5%*

Pharmaceutical compounds are medications and drugs that can enter water sources through various routes, including human and animal excretion, improper disposal, and wastewater treatment plant effluent. They can include prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and personal care products.

Potential Health Risks: Expired medicines are often disposed of incorrectly leading to unknown exposure of the type and quantity of pharmaceuticals. Unintended and interactive reactions may occur. Some pharmaceuticals bioaccumulate in humans, which could decrease fertility and cause breast and testosterone cancers, and increase the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

  • Estrone
  • Ibuprofen
  • Meprobamate
  • Naproxen
  • Phenytoin
  • Trichloroacetic acid
  • Trimethoprim
Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides removed up to 99.95%*

These are chemical substances used in agriculture, landscaping, and pest control to kill, repel, or otherwise manage pests, weeds, and insects.

Potential Health Risks: Exposure to pesticides can cause skin or eye irritation, cancer, nervous system dysfunction, and hormone imbalance. For example, atrazine can affect health by altering the way that the reproductive system works, increasing in the risk of pre-term delivery.

  • Atrazine
  • Bromochloroacetonitrile
  • Carbofuran
  • Chlorodibromomethane
  • DEET
  • Dibromochloropropane (DBCP)
  • Dinoseb
  • Endrin
  • Ethylene dibromide (edb)
  • Glyphosate
  • Heptachlor
  • Heptachlor epoxide
  • Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
  • Lindane
  • Linuron
  • Methoxychlor
  • Metolachlor
  • p-Dichlorobenzene (PDCB)
  • Simazine
  • 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
  • 1, 3-dichloropropene
  • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
  • 2,4-D 2,4,5-TP (silvex)
Disinfection Byproduct contaminants removed up to 99.68%*

DBPs are formed when disinfectants like chlorine react with organic matter in water. Trihalomethanes (THMs) are common DBPs.

Potential Health Risks: While disinfection is essential for preventing microbial contamination, excessive levels of DBPs can pose health risks, including an increased risk of cancer and reproductive issues.

  • Bromochloroacetonitrile
  • Chloramine
  • Chlorodibomomethane
  • Chloropricin
  • Trihalomethanes
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Chloroform
  • Haloacetonitrile
  • Haloketones
  • Tribromoacetic acid
  • Trichloroacetonitrile

*See test results report below for specific contaminant filtration rates. 

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Building on the legacy of 25 years in the water filter industry, BOROUX embraces innovation and ethical practices. We are committed to quality water. Every drop we filter is a testament to enhancing your well-being. Our dedication to better products, better practices, and better communication leads to you getting better water. BOROUX is the clear choice for hydration.