Thank you for your email regarding Aluminium and Brita filters.
The report you mention is an American one, which bases its findings on various filters which are predominantly American.
The brand "Brita" refers here to a product produced and distributed by Clorox, a US conglomerate that bought and owns the trademark rights of "Brita" in the Americas. Products manufactured by BRITA GmbH, headquartered in Taunusstein/Germany, are sold under the brand MAVEA in the US and Canada.
Aluminium can be present in tap water in different forms, either as a cation or as a complex anion. The form the aluminium takes depends on other substances in the water and factors such as the pH of the water. The BRITA MAXTRA water filter cartridge can remove aluminium in the cation form and depending on the concentration, can reduce it by up to 60%. Aluminium in the anionic form is not removed by the BRITA filter medium. As tap water varies considerably from region to region and time to time it is not possible to give an accurate reduction rate for overall aluminium in tap water. Even with specific information on all the substances present in an incoming water, it is not possible to be sure of the exact construction of aluminium complexes in tap water and the according reduction rates caused by the BRITA filter.
I hope this answers any concerns you may have and that you will continue to use BRITA Filter Cartridges.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate in contacting BRITACare again.
They do not answer my query I sent simply - can it increase the aluminium content
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