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Bacteria-Killing UV Water Pitcher Reminds You What You Might Be Drinking

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The Restore Clean Water System from HoMedics claims that its built-in ultraviolet lights will kill 99.9999% of bacteria, 99.99% of viruses and 99.95% of microbial cysts in your drinking water. Wait, what's in my water?

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Chalk this up to one of those ignorance is bliss situations, maybe, but I don't really care that this pitcher improves on Brita's technique by adding a second step of UV purification to the initial filtration process. What I care about is preserving the illusion that the water I'm drinking is uncontaminated and that upon viewing it under a microscope I would only see its awesome purity in greater magnification.

But if you're a pitcher's-half-empty type, and you can't bear the thought of drinking another glass with all that stuff floating around in there, you can find out more or place your order for the $99 Restore Clean Water System over at HoMedics. [Dvice]

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DISCUSSION

If this thing kills "99.9999% of bacteria, 99.99% of viruses and 99.95% of microbial cysts", someone tell me how clean is the average drinking glass. If it's less clean than that, doesn't that limit the usefullness of the cleaner water? (or maybe crap on a glass tends to stay there rather than transfer to the liquid in it)