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The article below first appeared in the Borneo Bulletin on 16th Aug 2015. If you are residing in Brunei and you wish to find out more about Berkey water purification systems, please contact Ms Lim at 8308989.


Berkey: World’s most powerful, low cost portable water purification system

BERKEY Natural Purification Systems are the ultimate in portable water purification systems. They can be used in both homes and offices and are also ideal for personal protection while on the road. They are used worldwide in normal, hostile and emergency environments to provide the cleanest, purest, sparkling water possible. Compared with other systems available in the market today, the Berkey Systems stand out by providing the most delicious, freshest, healthiest drinking water possible for just pennies a day. According to a press release, Berkey Systems are the world’s most powerful and cost-effective personal water purification systems providing reliable and user-friendly water purification in both normal and hostile filtration environments.

Berkey Systems can purify both treated (tap) water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds, drains and water supplies in third world countries where water regulations may be sub-standard at best. The system is so effective that it can even remove red food colouring from water, yet it will not remove the beneficial minerals the body needs. It is perfect for everyday use, and also a vital tool in hostile environments where, electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

The body contains more than 60 per cent water by weight. This proportion is even higher in children and infants. People who are health conscious know that the foundation of a healthy life and body is clean and fresh drinking water. Water-borne diseases are the leading cause of death in most third world countries. Even in industrialised countries, the contamination of drinking water sources has led in many cases to widespread health issues. The availability of clean and pure drinking water is the foundation of life.

Even in developed countries, access to clean, good tasting, wholesome drinking water may be harder than one might expect. Water from the purification plant has to travel through many kilometres of pipes to reach the home. Some of these pipes have been laid for many years and even as old as 100 years. Treatment by chlorination, though essential, invariably produce unpleasant tastes and odours. Hence most families tend to boil their water before using it for drinking and cooking purposes, as boiling does remove this chlorine taste.

Berkey water purification system

However, boiling water to remove the chlorine taste and smell has its setbacks. Firstly, it costs money in terms of gas or electricity bills. Most important, if the water has bacterial or other organic contaminants, boiling the water can actually cause the chlorine to chemically react with these contaminants which may lead to the creation of highly toxic products. Boiling water does not remove the chemicals present in the water.

Berkey Water Systems have long been recognised as the world’s ultimate in water purification. It is simple, highly effective method of using gravity was first developed almost 200 years ago. Yet it still produces some of the finest, healthy drinking water available.

The Berkey Water purification systems is marketed by Water For Life Pte Ltd at Eunos Tech Park, Singapore.


New Evidence of Harm from Fluoridation

Just when you thought the evidence against fluoridation couldn’t get any more damning, several new studies and reviews have been published so far in just the past five months that ought to condemn fluoridation to the history books once and for all.

New research links public water fluoridation to significant increases in ADHD in the US and hypothyroidism in the UK.

Water-Fluoridation Fluoride is an endocrine disruptor. New IQ study shows links between dental fluorosis and IQ damage in children. There are now over 100 animal studies and over 43 human studies proving fluoride’s neurotoxicity.

In April this year, the US Department of Health & Human Services admitted that Americans are being over-exposed to fluoride. Evidence has been uncovered showing government agencies trying to hide disproportionate harm to minority communities caused by fluoridation.

Read more

Review Of Water Fluoridation In Singapore?

With the growing evidence of health risks related to water fluoridation, it might be time for Singapore to also review its policy on this and the mainstream media has finally caught up on this.

“It is time for the Ministry of Health to review the appropriate and safe level of fluoride in our water supply, and to reconsider if Singapore should continue with its water fluoridation,” The Straits Times reported.

Israel Bans FluorideIt also explained that, “On Aug 26 last year, Israel declared the end of mandatory fluoridation of drinking water, and joined the vast majority of countries in the world in which fluoridation is not mandatory.”

In 2010, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that Singapore started putting fluoride into our water supply in 1954.

MOH said that fluoride has been effective in reducing dental caries. “Fluoride is most effective in preventing dental caries if a low level of fluoride is constantly present in the mouth,” it said.

Water fluoridation is also the “most cost effective preventive public health measure” for tooth decay, MOH said.

MOH also quoted the Cochrane Collaboration Oral Health Group, and said that there is no evidence of health risks with water fluoridation.

“The latest WHO guideline prescribes it at 1.5 mg per litre. In Singapore, we have over the years progressively reduced our fluoridation level to its current concentration level of 0.6mg per litre in our tap water. This is well within the WHO’s prescribed safety level,” MOH had said.

“Some 40 countries, including the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Ireland have water fluoridation schemes in place,” it also said.

Associate Professor Patrick Tseng, the Chief Dental Officer at MOH, also said in 2012, that, “In fact, fluoride is a natural element that is already present in various forms around us, such as in the air, our food and water, but in insufficient amounts to have any dental benefits.”

“Current levels of fluoride in our water system are low, safe and constantly monitored,” he also said.

However, the latest evidence is saying otherwise.

For example, a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health linked fluoride to higher rates of hypothyroidism.

This can in turn lead to depression and weight gain.

Another research by the Harvard School for Public Health (HSPH) also found that “fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children”.

To read more, please click here.

The above article is taken from The Real Singapore.

Whether or not Singapore will review water fluoridation, there is something that you can do now for you and your loved ones. If you are of the view that that you should remove fluoride from your drinking water, Berkey Water Filters, with its optional PF-2 fluoride reduction elements added, is the ideal solution.

Can Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

I know this is a topic that is not directly related to water, but today I came across a very well written article on the above topic. Since most all of us use cell phones, and those of us who care enough about the quality of our drinking water are almost certainly also very conscious of our health and general well-being, I thought I would reproduce part of that article below:


FACT: Cell phones emit microwave radio-frequency radiation.

FACT: This radiation has the ability to penetrate our bodies.

FACT: Our governments do virtually nothing to protect us from these dangers.

And yet there is strong evidence, multiple peer reviewed studies, to indicate that cell phones cause cancer and other diseases.

First let’s just consider what cancer is.

Cancer And DNA

CancerDNAThe National Cancer Institute  says, “Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues…..all cancers begin in cells……cells grow and divide in a controlled way to produce more cells as they are needed to keep the body healthy. When cells become old or damaged, they die and are replaced with new cells. However, sometimes this orderly process goes wrong. The genetic material (DNA) of a cell can become damaged or changed, producing mutations that affect normal cell growth and division. When this happens, cells do not die when they should and new cells form when the body does not need them.”

So cancer typically involves abnormal cell division and DNA damage and in some cases cells may form a mass of tissue called a tumor.

Types Of Brain Tumor

BrainTumourTypeIn the studies done to date cell phone radiation exposures are principally linked to two types of brain tumor, gliomas and acoustic neuromas.

Gliomas, a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine are typically malignant. Gliomas are particularly deadly. Most people survive only 1 to 3 years after diagnosis.

Acoustic neuromas though non-malignant (low-grade cancer), are in many cases life threatening given that they are an intracranial tumor.

The 44 Reasons

44Reasons1. Cellular Damage: Telecoms giant T-Mobile in Germany commissioned an independent study to review all relevant research on the health risks from wireless telecommunications. It was concluded that,

On the cellular level, a multitude of studies found the type of damage from high frequency electromagnetic fields which is important for cancer initiation and cancer promotion.

BrainTumorCancer2. Significantly Increased Risk of Glioma:  Gliomas are becoming increasingly common. The $25 million Interphone Study found that: “regular use of a cell phone by adults can significantly increase the risk of gliomas by 40% with 1640 hours or more of use (this is about one half hour per day over ten years).”

3. Tumor Risk on Cell Phone Side of Head: Again from the Interphone Study – currently the big daddy of cell phone radiation studies it being the largest and longest study on the link between cell phones and brain tumors – it also found, “tumors were more likely to occur on the side of the head most used for calling”.

4. Harmful Association Between Cell Phone Radiation and Tumors: A review of 23 epidemiological studies by 7 scientists on the link between cell phones and cancer concluded, “harmful association“. One of the reports authors commenting the study results said, “although as a whole the data varied, among the 10 higher quality studies, we found a harmful association between phone use and tumor risk. The lower quality studies, which failed to meet scientific best practices, were primarily industry funded.”

To read more regarding the other 40 reasons, please go to


Berkey Tops Independent Lab Tests

The long awaited lab test results are finally out! The Big Berkey came out tops in a recent independent lab test on the most popular water filters used in the US. This test was conducted by Mike Adams of Natural News. Natural News is the world’s largest independent natural health website, with more than 7 million unique readers a month. Below is a graphic summary of the test results for heavy metals (reproduced from the Natural News website):


As you can see from the graph above, the Berkey water filter, when used with its attached arsenic / fluoride filters, removed in many cases 100% of heavy metals and a very high percentage in other cases. Some of the other popular brands like ProPur and Doulton did not perform anywhere nearly as well. To see the full results of all the filters, you can go to

How reliable are these test results?

Those of us who have been following Mike Adams on his Natural News website know that last year, he launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab to conduct atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants. This is done using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. Mike Adam’s credentials as an independent research are impeccable. After setting up his lab, he made several food safety breakthroughs. For example, he revealed that rice protein products from Asia contained high levels of tungsten. This discovery has now led to an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July, 2015.

Coming back to the lab results, the conclusion that Mike Adams draws is that Natural News can only currently recommend two gravity water filters for the removal of heavy metals and toxic elements:

  • Big Berkey (with arsenic / fluoride filters attached)
  • Zen Water Systems

We have the full range of Berkey water filters. All our Berkey water filters use the Black Berkey filter element which was used in the lab tests. We also sell the PF-2 arsenic / fluoride removal elements.

Currently, if you buy any main filter system from us, we are giving away free a Sport Berkey water bottle. The water bottle uses the same Black Berkey system, but in a reduced size. It is extreme convenient for sports and travel purposes. Note: This promotion ended on 10 Dec 2014.