Toxic Forever Chemicals in Your Water
Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances, known as PFAS, the toxic synthetic ‘forever chemicals’, are found in many areas of the home, including drinking water. While this has indeed made our lives easier, PFAS has been known to have certain health effects ranging from mild to severe: liver problems, risk of asthma, reduced response to vaccines, as well as kidney and testicular cancer. These chemicals have the ability to cross the placenta to unborn children as well as being ingested through breast milk. In fact, most American’s blood, if tested, would have a very high rate of PFAs.
PFAS chemicals are used in manufacturing non-stick cookware, stain fighting cleaners, microwavable popcorn bags, waterproof products, and firefighting solutions primarily in aqueous film-forming foam. These chemicals originated from companies that used PFAs for industrial purposes, and unfortunately, we are still seeing this chemical almost everywhere. PFAs has contaminated groundwater and drinking water. It has soaked through soil/farmland which has contaminated livestock and made its way into our bloodstream.
Only a handful of states have passed legislation to limit PFAS in drinking water. Others are still in the process of learning the effects and creating measures to keep citizens safe. Unfortunately, these chemicals, bonded from the carbon and fluorine atoms, are quite strong, one of the strongest bonds in chemistry, and therefore cannot be broken down in nature. The only way to ensure no PFAS are present in your drinking water is by a reverse osmosis filtration system.
Did you know that boiling water will only makes PFAS more concentrated and more dangerous to consume? The only way to removed PFAS from drinking water is filtering it through a Kinetico K5 Reverse Osmosis System. This is the only recognized and approved filtration system that will remove this toxic ‘forever chemical’ in your drinking water.
Clearwater Systems is not only an Authorized Kinetico Dealer, they are the very first authorized Kinetico dealer in the United States. Contact Clearwater Systems today at 1-888-WATER-10 (888-928-3710) for a FREE in-home water analysis!