Forget Pacquiao-Mayweather… All the best fights are happening right here at Fridge Filters as we put our favorite contaminants head to head in a Showdown For The Ages…The Slaughter in the Water!
This week, LIVE from Fridge Filters, it's an epic battle between two legends-
Industrial Contaminant C8
These invisible shrimp in New York City's tap water!
image via Gizmodo
(Crowd cheers wildly / cue Rocky theme song)
Introducing first: fighting out of the red corner is C "perfluorooctanic acid" 8. C8 is an carboxylic acid found in industrial waste, stain resistant carpets, Teflon cookware, and now–your water! Weighing in at 414.07 g/mol, C8 is a toxicant and a carcinogen! A previously unregulated contaminant, C8 just made the news as one of 30 new contaminants the EPA monitors in public water systems across the country. Water soluble, this contaminant is best removed with a Reverse Osmosis sytem.
Fighting out of the blue corner is the current, reigning, and defending Eww!Champion, Teeny "Tiny"
SHRIMP! Found in New York City's water supply, this microscopic crustacean stands at a whopping 1-2
millimeters long. Not to be confused with Sea Monkeys, this little bugger is completely harmless–unless you're a vegan or Orthodox Jew. Though it reigns supreme based on ick factor alone, just about any water filter will TKO Teeny Shrimp. (Sorry, little guys!)
image courtesy of Readers Digest