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Does Distillation Remove Lead From Water?

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Does distilled water contain lead?

To put it simply, NO! Durastill Distilled Water does NOT contain lead. Read the in-depth distilled water lead free explanation below.

Does distillation remove lead?

YES a commercial-grade Durastill Water Distillation System (made in USA) removes lead from your water. Durastill steam distillation combined with an NSF Certified Post-Carbon filter removes the maximum amount of lead from your drinking water! Learn exactly how below: 


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The CDC recommends distillation:

CDC best way to remove lead from water

"Distillation Systems use a process of heating water to the boiling point and then collecting the water vapor as it condenses, leaving many of the contaminants behind.  Distillation Systems will remove common chemical contaminants, including lead, and many organic chemicals. Consider water treatment methods such as distillation, and carbon filters specially designed to remove lead."

Source: cdc.gov (click on links above for both CDC articles)

How To Remove Lead From Water?

Durastill Water Distillers remove the maximum amount of lead from your drinking water through the process of steam distillation and NSF Certified Post-Carbon filter. This dual-layer water purification method is actually above and beyond what the CDC recommends.  


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How to remove lead from your drinking water for maximum health?

1. The boiling chamber is automatically filled with your water supply or source water. This includes whatever water source you use including: tap water, well water, municipal water, rain water or any other drinking water source.

2. The water is heated to boil. As the water molecule changes state from a liquid to steam the lead is unable to hang on the molecule. The lead remains in the boiling chamber.

3. The steam is then cooled with a fan and turned back into water.

4. The water then passes through a carbon filter as a dual-layer of water purification.

5. The lead free distilled water is then deposited in the 316 "surgical grade" stainless steel storage tank. 

What Is Lead?

It is a naturally occurring element found in small quantities inside the crust of the Earth. Lead has its share of benefits, but its toxic properties make it harmful to animals and humans. Severe toxicity can be harmful when consumed in any quantity.


Lead is nearly all around us. It is in the air, inside the soil, water, and even our homes. Most of the time, the presence of lead roots from human activity such as fossil fuel, paints, and colors that contain lead to name a few. Various forms of lead compounds are used in the manufacturing process. For instance, ceramics, pipes, solders, plumbing materials, and batteries contain lead compounds.

Why is it bad for my body?

The data released recently by the US Center for Disease Control and prevention highlights how and why lead is harmful to the human body. Exposure to lead increases its presence in the blood. Exceeding 10 deciliters may lead to numerous diseases. Too much lead exposure may cause brain and kidney damage, weakness, and anemia among humans.

Impact On Children

Exposure to lead is equally harmful to children. Even a low level of exposure may result in the following health challenges among children:


  • Hearing problems
  • Anemia
  • Reduced growth
  • Hyperactivity
  • Low IQ
  • Leaning and behavior problems

Symptoms Of Lead Poisoning Among Adults

Lead can be just as harmful to adults as it is to children. Too much exposure can result in the following conditions illnesses:


  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Mood disorder
  • Abnormal or reduced sperm count
  • Stillbirth, premature and miscarriage among pregnant women
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Muscular and joint pain

In addition to the above, adults exposed to lead have also shown irregular cardiovascular functionality, reduced kidney function, and problems related to reproduction.

Why Is There Lead In My Drinking Water?

Several ways lead finds a way into your drinking water. The most common way is through plumbing materials. Regions where water is rich in acidity and has low mineral content, may contain the lad corrode through fixtures and pipes. Familiar sources of lead corrosion include faucets, fixtures, and pipes.


Distilled Water Is The Best Solution

Your ordinary tap water contains lead in notable quantity. It is not safe to drink as it can cause you and your family severe health challenges. On the contrary, distilled water has no minerals or lead. It is stripped of any minerals and additives during the distillation process. Your distilled water has no virus, bacteria, parasites, or minerals... let alone lead.


At Rocky Mountain Water Distillers, we bring you top of the line Durastill Water Distillers so you can produce the safest lead free water at home or for large volume business use. The steam distillation process combined with VOC vent and the NSF Certified carbon filters provide you with the safest, purest form of water available today.