Will a carbon filter remove radium from water?

No. Carbon filters, such as Brita filters, are not recommended for removing radium. 

Some other water filters, such as reverse osmosis filters, are recommended for removing radium. Water customers that utilize home water treatment systems, such as water softening and distillation, are also likely reducing radium concentrations through these additional treatment processes. 

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1. When was the City made aware of the radium level being out of compliance?
2. How high are the radium levels?
3. What steps are being taken by the City of IGH?
4. Should I boil my water?
5. Should I drink bottled water?
6. Can children drink City water?
7. Will a carbon filter remove radium from water?
8. Is City water safe for bathing, swimming and brushing teeth?
9. Will the City be updating its water treatment plant to better address radium removal?
10. Where can residents find more information?
11. I didn't get a notice in the mail. Why not? How can I get one?
12. I have a private well. How do find information about radium levels in my drinking water?