Planet Matters vs Our Competitors

Brand   Planet Matters  Planet Matters  Brita* Pur* GE*
Product Pitcher Bottles Pitcher Pitcher Pitcher
Capacity/Gallons 150 100 40 40 40
Contaminant Potential Health Effect Company reported removal percentages per contaminant
Source: EPA BOOKLET EPA #815-K-97-002 N/C = No Claimed Percentages
Chlorine 99.99% | 99.99% | 98.00% | 99.90% | 96.00%
.VOLITILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Acetone Cancer, leukemia, anemia 96.20% 96.20% N/C N/C N/C
Arochlor 1260 (PCB) Cancer 94.50% 94.50% N/C 99.40% N/C
Benzene Cancer, leukemia, anemia 99.50% 99.50% 80.00% 97.40% N/C
Carbon Tetrachloride Cancer 99.63% 99.63% N/C 96.90% N/C
Chlorobenzene Liver, kidney, nervous sys.damage 99.20% 99.20% N/C N/C N/C
DBCP Dibromochloropropane Reproductive sys.damage, cancer 99.00% 99.00% N/C N/C N/C
1,1 Dichloroethane Liver, kidney, nervous system damage 99.80% 99.80% N/C N/C N/C
1,1 Dichloroethylene Liver, kidney damage, cancer 99.80% 99.80% N/C N/C N/C
cis 1,2 Dichloroethylene Liver, kidney, circulatory, nervous sys. 99.80% 99.80% N/C N/C N/C
1,1,1 & 2 Trichloroethane Liver, kidney, nervous sys.damage 99.76% 99.76% N/C N/C N/C
1,2,4 Trichlorobenzene Liver, kidney damage 99.80% 99.80% N/C N/C N/C
1,2 Dichlorobenzene Liver, kidney, lung damage, cancer 99.71% 99.71% N/C N/C N/C
1,4 Dichlorobenzene Cancer 99.71% 99.71% N/C N/C N/C
1,2 Dichloroethane Cancer 99.80% 99.80% N/C N/C N/C
1,2 Dichloropropane Liver kidney, circulatory, nervous sys. 99.80% 99.80% N/C N/C N/C
4,4 DDD, 4,4 DDT Cancer 98.80% 98.80% N/C N/C N/C
Ethylbenzene Liver, kidney, nervous sys.damage 99.53% 99.53% N/C N/C N/C
Lindane Liver, kidney, nervous sys.damage 99.00% 99.00% N/C 92.00% N/C
MTBE Cancer 99.80% 99.80% N/C 96.40% N/C
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's) Endocrine disrupter, cancer 94.50% 94.50% N/C N/C N/C
Styrene Liver, kidney, nervous sys.damage 99.43% 99.43% N/C 96.90% N/C
1,1,2,2 Tetrachloroethane Pending study 99.80% 99.80% N/C N/C N/C
Toluene (Methylbenzene) Liver, kidney, nervous sys.damage 99.80% 99.80% 71.00% N/C N/C
Total Xylene Liver, kidney, lungs, mucous membrane 99.90% 99.90% 74.00% N/C N/C
Trans 1,2 Dichloroethylene Liver, kidney, circulatory, nervous sys.damage 99.80% 99.80% N/C N/C N/C
Trichloroethylene (TCE) Cancer 99.76% 99.76% N/C N/C N/C
Vinyl Chloride Liver, immune system, nerve damage 99.80% 99.80% N/C N/C N/C
.TRIHALOMETHANES
Bromodichloromethane Muscle, nervous sys.damage, cancer 99.73% 99.73% N/C N/C N/C
Bromoform Muscle, nervous sys.damage, cancer 99.46% 99.46% N/C N/C N/C
Chloroform Muscle, nervous sys.damage, cancer 99.50% 99.50% N/C N/C N/C
Dibromochloromethane Muscle, nervous system damage, cancer 99.46% 99.46% N/C N/C N/C
.MICROBIOLOGICAL ORGANISMS
Cryptosporidium Gastro-enteric diseases 99.90% 99.90% N/C 99.99% N/C
Bacteria Gastro-enteric diseases 99.10% 99.10% N/C N/C N/C
Giardia Gastro-enteric diseases 99.99% 99.99% N/C 99.99% N/C
.INORGANICS
Aluminum Respiratory, nervous sys.disorders 90.00% 90.00% N/C N/C N/C
Arsenic Skin, nervous sys.damage 89.90% 89.90% N/C N/C N/C
Cadmium Kidney damage 85.75% 85.75% 97.00% N/C N/C
Chromium Liver, kidney, circulatory sys.disorders 93.72% 93.72% N/C N/C N/C
Copper Gastro-enteric diseases 98.50% 98.50% 95.00% N/C 99.00%
Fluoride   65.00% 65.00% Trace N/C N/C
Lead Kidney, nervous sys., toxic to infants 99.00% 99.00% 98.00% 99.40% 98.00%
Mercury Kidney, nervous sys.disorders 99.25% 99.25% 91.00% 85.00% 90.00%
Nitrates & Nitrites Spleen hemorrhage, diuresis, death 88.43% 88.43% N/C N/C N/C
.RADIOLOGICAL
Radon 222  Cancer 99.00% 99.00% N/C N/C N/C
*Information for Brita, PUR and GE performance was compiled by Seychelle in January, 2007 from each company's web site, retail packaging and telephone calls to Company Service Departments. Criteria may not apply to current products manufactured by each company.