Browse water filter products that remove or reduce levels of the water contaminant: Xylene
Xylene is a colourless and highly-flammable liquid, which occurs naturally in petroleum and is produced from it. It is used commercially as a solvent, a cleaning agent, and a paint thinner and in the printing, rubber, and leather industries. Exposure to xylene occurs primarily from car exhausts via air; however, the liquid can enter soil and water at hazardous waste disposal sites and through spills. Although xylene is not commonly found in the drinking water, short-term exposure to high levels of xylene results in skin and ENT irritation, impaired function of the lungs, reduced response to a visual stimulus, memory issues, stomach discomfort and possible changes in the liver and
kidneys. Effect on the nervous system is manifested through headaches, lack of muscle coordination, dizziness, confusion, and changes in one’s sense of balance.