Harmful PFAS in drinking water and what it means for you.
PFOA and PFOS are artificial chemicals that were widely used in the manufacturing of industrial and consumer products until the year 2000.
Prior to phasing them out of production, PFOA and PFOS were released into the environment and contaminated drinking water supplies — especially near manufacturing sites.
The presence of these chemicals in drinking water may result in health issues that include:
- Developmental effects
- Liver damage
- Immune disorders
- Thyroid imbalance
*These health effects are especially dangerous for pregnant women and infants.
The EPA has set the limit for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water at 70 parts per trillion, but this is only an advisory level and not enforced. This means water providers are not required to test for PFOA and PFOS, and many do not.
PFOA & PFOS solutions
Culligan has custom solutions to reduce dangerous PFOA & PFOS. Water treatment solutions for PFOA and PFOS include:
RO Drinking Water Systems
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