San Juan Capistrano-based Seychelle Water Filtration Products is introducing a new radiological filter that it believes is capable of removing all major nuclear contaminants from drinking water.
The new product comes in the wake of the recent earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, which damaged the country's Fukushima nuclear plant.
"We felt that it was important to develop a filter to meet the concerns of a nuclear disaster ... where drinking water sources become contaminated with radioactive waste and byproducts," said Seychelle President and CEO Carl Palmer.
The device, which is expected to be available within the next two to three months, is said to eliminate 100 percent of radium, radon 222, uranium and cesium 134, in addition to more than 91 percent of iodine from polluted water sources. The product was tested by a fully accredited independent lab, according to Seychelle.
Palmer said the filters will be of "great aid" to the people in Japan, as well as other countries such as the U.S., which has 104 operating nuclear reactors.
The company plans to launch a number of marketing efforts to promote the product, and will donate $1 to the Japanese Disaster Relief Fund for every radiological filter sold.
Seychelle Water Filtration Products is a dba of Seychelle Environmental Technologies. The company makes and sells filtration systems for portable water products, including bottles, bags, pumps and pitchers.
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