Water filters that clean up agricultural chemicals and also work effectively when it comes to removing a dangerous toxin produced from algae in rivers and lakes. The technique where activated carbon is coupled with membrane filters removes at least 95 percent of the toxins secreted from Microcystis algae. The technology is recognised for effective removal of herbicides and pesticides from the water we drink and once more it proves itself when it comes to capturing the microscopical toxins made of only seven amino acids. This particular toxin is actually an organic molecule and the activated carbon is proven to remove organics. Activated carbon is extremely porous form of charcoal and it attaches to organic molecules. It is used to cleanse environmental spills, to filter water and is often given to poison victims so the toxin in their digestive tract can be removed. The Mycrocystic toxin though is looked as one of the most important for our health. There is a big range of different algae that discharge their own toxins, but this technique is believed to be very powerful and effective for all toxins that endanger us. Sometimes algae blooms occur and good water filtration is essential especially then.
Drinking water is a necessity, people cannot live without it and it is very important to maintain it in good drinking condition, since an epidemic can easily occur if the purity of water is not at its best. Water filters (commercial or the ones we use at home) certainly can be considered lifesavers.