Brita - Water Pitcher Replacement Water Filters - 3 Filters Brita Water Pitcher Filters are used in all Brita pitchers and dispensers. Britafilters reduce impurities like chlorine (taste and odor), mercury and copper. Remember to replace them every two months (40 gallons) to keep your water tasting great. Better Water, Less Waste The Brita Filter's activated carbon and ion exchange resin work together to transform ordinary tap water into healthier, great-tasting drinking water. Reduces harmful contaminants Keeps a healthy level of fluoride, a water additive that promotes strong teeth (applies to fluoridated municipal tap water). Better for the environment and for your wallet: One Brita pitcher filter can replace as many as 300 standard 16.9 oz. plastic water bottles. How Brita Filters Work Great-tasting Brita water begins withBrita filters. The Brita filter's activated carbon and ion exchange resin work together to filter your water so you are left with healthier, great-tasting drinking water. For Brita Faucet Filters, the process is just as simple. When you turn on your faucet, water first passes through stage 1: A non-woven screen around the filter to trap sediment. Then the water flows through stage 2: A compressed block of carbon and zeolite, reducing Chlorine (taste and odor) and Lead. Brita Certification Chemical Source Potential Health Effects Copper Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits Short term: gastrointestinal distress Long-term: liver or kidney damage Mercury Erosion of natural deposits, runoff from landfills and cropland Kidney damage Cadmium Corrosion of galvanized pipes, runoff from waste batteries and paints Kidney damage Why Use a Brita Water Filter? Great-tasting water makes it easier to get your daily dose When you drink water regularly, you feel better and more energized. So shouldn't the water you drink taste as good as it feels? That's where Brita comes in.