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PUR vs. Brita
PUR and Brita are the most common, inexpensive water filters you will find in major retail stores. The table below shows the percentage reduction of lead and chlorine by PUR and Brita faucet-mounted and pitcher water filters. Also shown is the capacity in gallons for each filter.
Faucet Filters
Make Model Lead
% reduction
Chlorine
% reduction
Capacity
(Gallons)
PUR Water Filtration System
with 3-Stage Filter
(horizontal & vertical)
99.34 93.47 100
PUR Water Filtration System
with 2-Stage Filter
(vertical)
98.62 96 100
Brita AquaView Faucet Filtration System 94.7 91 100

Pitcher Filters
Make Model Lead
% reduction
Chlorine
% reduction
Capacity
(Gallons)
PUR 2-Stage Pitcher 97.1 97.4 40
Brita Pitcher Water Filtration System
(all models)
95.7 94 40
The percent reduction numbers represent a worst-case analysis. See the Methodology section for details.