Designed at the 0.5-micron nominal filtration level, the Pioneer removes and/or reduces soluble lead and particulate lead, heavy metals, PFOA/PFOS, chlorine, and chloramine, including >99.95% of cysts.
Soluble/Ionic & Particulate Lead: The binders within the Pioneer are specifically designed to react with soluble lead by creating an ionic bond. Soluble lead is invisible, odorless, tasteless, by using ionic bonding, the Pioneer ensures all of the lead is kept out of your water supply.
PFOA/PFOS: The chemicals Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8, and Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) are bio-permanent, are resistant to direct oxidation and do not break down naturally in the environment or the human body. Studies suggest that exposure to the chemicals may lead to cancer. This system has been tested and third-party certified as required in the NSF/ANSI P473 standard for PFOA/PFOS, along with NSF/ANSI 53 standard for the reduction of lead and cyst.