Tap water is a potential reservoir of risk that may contain human pathogenic bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Legionella pneumophila, Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria (NTM), fungi and protozoa. Consequently, household water systems may be a source of infection, particularly for immunocompromised consumers such as the elderly, burn victims, people with HIV/AIDS, or chronic ailments such as asthma and diabetes, or genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Others at risk include those taking immunosuppressive therapies, such as cancer treatments and treatments associated with organ and stem cell transplants. High Quality faucet
"Continually rising healthcare costs translate to shortened hospital stays. Immunocompromised individuals who leave the hospital environment may need protection against opportunistic waterborne pathogens at home," says Dan Mueller, Vice President, Pall
Medical. "Pall Kleenpak point-of-use water filters are an ideal solution for these at-risk individuals. For consumers looking for a safer water alternative, the filters may help reduce cost and waste associated with bottled water."
Water filtration, directly at the point-of-use, can establish an efficient barrier against transmission of waterborne pathogens from water sources to consumers. Unlike typical household filter devices that only address taste and odor, Pall Kleenpak point-of-use faucet and shower filters retain pathogens such as bacteria, fungi and protozoa.