Is There Lead in Your Water?


I searched for water pitchers that remove lead after watching the news.


I feel so bad for the people in Flint, Michigan, and so angry at people who put other people’s lives at risk.  


Think I’m exaggerating?  Lead poisoning not only can cause learning disabilities and behavior problems, but it can cause physical problems as well.  See more at Mayo Clinic:


I was thinking about if this happened in my community, and what options people have.  So I did some searching.

Yes, you can purchase water filtration that gets lead out.  What many of the companies don’t say up front is that the filters for water pitchers usually DON’T filter out lead.  So if you want those brands, you need to purchase a filter that you can install on your water faucet, or have a system installed.

I replaced my water faucets, and filters don’t fit on my faucets.

compare Get Clean Brita PUR

I checked websites of various companies. I went to the Brita and PUR sites, to see if I could find something that would contradict Shaklee’s claim.  

Brita filter

The link to the PUR specs isn’t working anymore, but here’s theirs:

PUR filter

While some do claim to remove lead, I only found one that claimed the water pitcher version would remove lead. 


Get Clean is certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) to reduce up to 99% of lead.

Let me know if you’d like to see Shaklee’s Performance Data Sheet, and the specific Brita and PUR units they compared.  

Each filter is made from sustainable coconut shell carbon using a zero-emission process. Plus, it’s the first pitcher with a refillable carbon-block filter system, so there’s less waste going to the landfills.

Get Clean Water cleanwaytohealth myshaklee

I love my Get Clean Water.  I use it for cooking as well as drinking, including filling to-go cups and bottles, instead of purchasing bottled water for running around.


Good news!  If you already own a water pitcher, you do not have to purchase a whole kit. Shaklee’s Get Clean filter housing and filters will fit in other brand’s pitchers.

Replaces 600 bottles


I am proud to say that I partner with Shaklee. If you decide to purchase Get Clean water products, I would be delighted if you would purchase from my store:

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