We were so troubled to learn about the folks in Lake Jackson, Texas, have been ingesting brain eating amoeba from their water supply.. Our hearts go out to their families. Access to fresh, and clean, water is paramount for every family. Here is what you can do to protect your loved ones, by installing a Point of Entry water filtration system to catch ALL the bad stuff before it gets into your home!
The best and most complete filtration you can get is Reverse Osmosis. But what about standard micron filters? The smallest Cysts are about 4-5 microns in diameter, so any carbon block filter that is cyst rated by NSF will remove amoeba. Below is a table of the size of the various amoeba that are harmful to humans. You can see that the 0.5 micron rating of the carbon block filters in the Essential Systems and Jumbo essentials will easily filter amoeba.
|Sappinia spp.||15-30 microns||40-80 microns||–||Visvesvara, Moura & Schuster 2007|
|Balamuthia mandrillaris||12-30 microns||12-60 microns||–||Visvesvara, Moura & Schuster 2007|
|Acanthamoeba spp.||13-20 microns||15-50 microns||–||Marciano-Cabral & Cabral 2003; Visvesvara, Moura & Schuster 2007|
|Naegleria fowleri||7-15 microns||10-35 microns||10-16 microns||CDC 2017b; Laseke et al., 2010|
RV Water Filter Store filters are also well known for their ability to filter out they stuff that turns you into a zombie