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Asbestos: A Cancer Risk

Most people are now aware of the dangers of touching or inhaling asbestos fibres. As a matter of fact, in the developed countries, the use of asbestos in manufacturing has been banned and many buildings have undergone asbestos removal. However, many people are unaware that for decades, municipalities have used asbestos cement pipe to supply water and there are still no regulations to replace these pipes.

Studies have shown that asbestos poses a high risk of cancer as it passes through the blood stream rapidly and becomes lodged in the tissues. Slowly over a long time it leads to cancer.
Although there have been relatively few studies on the possible effect of asbestos in tap water, many scientists feel the risks are high.

A point of use filtration system comprising of a pre-filter and a carbon block filter is effective in removing the asbestos from water.

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