https://www.cbsnews.com/news/drinking-water-may-contain-pfas-chemicals-in-43-states-according-to-new-study-by-environmental-working-group/

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United States since the 1940s. PFOA and PFOS have been the most extensively produced and studied of these chemicals. Both chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning they don’t break down and they can accumulate over time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects.

PFAS can be found in:

  • Food packaged in PFAS-containing materials, processed with equipment that used PFAS, or grown in PFAS-contaminated soil or water.
  • Commercial household products, including stain- and water-repellent fabrics, nonstick products (e.g., Teflon), polishes, waxes, paints, cleaning products, and fire-fighting foams (a major source of groundwater contamination at airports and military bases where firefighting training occurs).
  • Workplace, including production facilities or industries (e.g., chrome plating, electronics manufacturing or oil recovery) that use PFAS.
  • Drinking water, typically localized and associated with a specific facility (e.g., manufacturer, landfill, wastewater treatment plant, firefighter training facility).
  • Living organisms, including fish, animals and humans, where PFAS have the ability to build up and persist over time.

According to this article; 43 states have locations contaminated with PFAS; including drinking water sites. 

What is PFAS?

Per – and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, Gen X and a whole bunch of other chemicals.  From around the globe PFAS has been manufactured.   PFAS has been utilized in a wide variety of industries (since 1940).   The chemicals (PFOA, PFOS) don’t break down ‘they accumulate over time’; they are very persistent in the environment and in the human body.   If our bodies are exposed to PFAS this can lead to adverse human health effects.

Here is where PFAS can be found:

Food packages

  • Commercial household products: a list of these included – stain – and water- repellent fabrics, nonstick products (e.g., Teflon),  polishes, waxes, paints, cleaning products, and fire-fighting foams (a major source of groundwater contamination at airports and military bases where firefighting training occurs).
  • Workplace, including production facilities or industries (e.g., chrome plating, electronics manufacturing or oil recovery) that use PFAS.
  • Drinking water, typically localized and associated with a specific facility (e.g., manufacturer, landfill, wastewater treatment plant, firefighter training facility).
  • Living organisms, including fish, animals and humans, where PFAS have the ability to build up and persist over time.
https://www.epa.gov/pfas/basic-information-pfas

The Environmental Protection Agency says PFASs are used in a broad range of consumer goods, such as cleaners, textiles, leather, paper and paints, firefighting foams, and wire insulation.

There are many of our health systems these impact causing these numerous health problems: testicular and kidney cancer, heart to the liver, heart to the thyroid.

This article also mentioned that this chemical can impact childhood development, low birth weight and immune system health. 

I just read that the US birthrate is the lowest in 35 years.   Could PFAS contribute to this statistic?

What do we do about this problem? 

We take action and protect our family’s drinking water.

How?

Let’s research how PFAS can be removed from our water.

Can we test for PFAS in our drinking water?

Yes; here is how you can test your water for PFASs:

Contact

Absolute Resource Associates of Portsmouth; they offer water analysis packages for PFAS testing (PFC/PFOA/PFOS) .

info@absoluteresourceassociates.com

According to the EPA – PFASs can be removed from your drinking water utilizing these water treatment methods:

Activated Carbon Treatment

Ion Exchange Treatment

High-pressure Membranes

https://www.epa.gov/sciencematters/reducing-pfas-drinking-water-treatment-technologies

Boyett’s family water treatment can provide these treatment methods to remove PFASs if this is present in your water.

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office: 480.969.7251

Here are some interesting facts about Boyett’s family water treatment:

A little bit of maintenance going on all the time here; to make sure it works well.

In a 65 year old building we have to stay on our toes.

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