As safe as boiled water?


Two weeks back, I bought this HLL water purifier( pureit ) that boasts of : No electricity, no gas, no heating, no continous water supply and produces “as safe as boiled water”. Thats their tagline for this product.

The purifier works as follows: (link to their site)

  1. A unique Microfibre Mesh™ that removes visible dirt
  2. A unique Compact Carbon Trap™ that removes the remaining dirt, parasites and even pesticides
  3. A Germkill Processor™, whose stored germkill power targets and kills all viruses and bacteria
  4. A unique Polisher™ that gives clear, odourless and good tasting water
  5. A Germkill Battery Life Indicator™ that lets consumers know when the germkill power of the battery kit is over and needs to be replaced

They also claim that, they meet the water safety standards for USA Environmental Protection Agency. We use the water used for cooking ( metro water ) as the input to this pureIt.

The purified water is very clear and tasted good even though chlorine is used in their so called – Germ kill processor. After using it for a week, one of my roommate stopped drinking the pureit water, claiming it was the reason for his cold.

Even I am not sure how much safe it is. I bought it as it if from Hindustan Lever. I am not sure what is used in the Germ-Kill processor for killing the bacteria and virus. From my understanding chlorine is one of the component. Will it kill all the germs? Tried searching the web to find if anyone has done some tests on this product. Didn’t get any good reviews based on testing.

Anyone using this product? Do you have any idea about how safe is this product? Please share any info that you have.

BTW, I googled “pureit HLL” and google responded:

Did you mean: pure HELL

No comments!

  • Smyta

    >hahahaha

    When Google returned NO HELL did you scream Eureka(forbes) and run out asking Appadina Enna?

    🙂 hahaha

    Smiles etc.,

    Smyta

  • Me

    >do u really need that?

  • Prasad

    >pure hell?? :))
    i haven’t heard of tht product, but be sure before using it henceforth.. and esply aftr Google’s interpretation of tht.. 🙂

  • Nalin

    >Having read your blog & not being able to comment or help, so just my ‘Hi’ for now!!

  • Narayanan Venkitu

    >What happened to those Aquaguard filter systems? Are they still around?

    Chlorine is a know carcinogen..So beware.! Not sure of the QC in those units.!

  • frissko

    >take a cue from what google had to say:)…

  • Anonymous

    >pureit is brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    its way better than aquaguard!
    noone in my family has had any water related diseases since I bought it

  • I

    >i’ve never had any problems with my pureit…mine works v.well…try calling up the pureit servicing guys

  • monu

    >pureit by hul —-first a MNC IN INDIA FOR MONEY —-THIS JUNK PRODUCT CONTAINS OBSLETE SUPER TOXIC CHLORINE FOR KILLING GERMS—-ALTHOUGH WORLD WIDE CHLORINE IS BEING PHASED OUT EVEN AT MUNCIPAL LEVELS—THESE GUYS FOOL US BY SHOUTING WORLD CLASS TECHNOLGY—AND AS USUAL WE INDIAN RUN AFTER ANY MNC PRODUCT LIKE MAD PEOPLE—
    AS SAFE AS BOILED — TRY BY YOURSELF –YOU WILL SEE WHAT THESE JUNK PEOPLE ARE OFFERING —FURTHER GET TDS LEVELS OF THE SO CALLED BOILED WATER FROM PUREIT CHECKED BY TDS METER—-BETTER AVOID ANY WATER PURIFIER CONTAINING CHLRINE — THESE MNC TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THEIR BRAND NAME AND MONEY MUSCLE POWER ( THROUGH AGGRESSIVE ADVTT > AND BEFOOOL PEOPLE IN COUNTRY LIKE INDIA—ARE THE BOSSES OF HUL WORLDWIDE USING PUREIT IN THEIR OFFICES AND HOMES — ASK THESE JUNK GUYS –THEY WILL RUN AWAY—

  • monu

    >pureit by hul —-first a MNC IN INDIA FOR MONEY —-THIS JUNK PRODUCT CONTAINS OBSLETE SUPER TOXIC CHLORINE FOR KILLING GERMS—-ALTHOUGH WORLD WIDE CHLORINE IS BEING PHASED OUT EVEN AT MUNCIPAL LEVELS—THESE GUYS FOOL US BY SHOUTING WORLD CLASS TECHNOLGY—AND AS USUAL WE INDIAN RUN AFTER ANY MNC PRODUCT LIKE MAD PEOPLE—
    AS SAFE AS BOILED — TRY BY YOURSELF –YOU WILL SEE WHAT THESE JUNK PEOPLE ARE OFFERING —FURTHER GET TDS LEVELS OF THE SO CALLED BOILED WATER FROM PUREIT CHECKED BY TDS METER—-BETTER AVOID ANY WATER PURIFIER CONTAINING CHLRINE — THESE MNC TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THEIR BRAND NAME AND MONEY MUSCLE POWER ( THROUGH AGGRESSIVE ADVTT > AND BEFOOOL PEOPLE IN COUNTRY LIKE INDIA—ARE THE BOSSES OF HUL WORLDWIDE USING PUREIT IN THEIR OFFICES AND HOMES — ASK THESE JUNK GUYS –THEY WILL RUN AWAY—