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What are pitcher or large dispenser water filters?

Pitchers or large dispensers are typically fitted with an activated carbon filter that can remove contaminants and improve taste and odor. Models vary, but many reduce chlorine, lead, mercury and (less frequently) disinfection by-products. This filter style works well for filtering drinking water and can be stored in the refrigerator. 

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