Contaminants in water Dangers of PHAS 110 Million Americans’ and over 33 states drinking water is contaminated with PFAS according to the environmental working group. These chemicals are called “Forever Chemicals”. They are highly toxic fluorinated chemicals that affect us on a cellular level building up in our bodies never to break down and eliminate because the PFAS effect us on a cellular level. They have been known to cause immune systems issues, reproductive, cancer and other diseases. In the US there are no Federal drinking water standards so it’s up to you to be proactive and search for the best way to protect our family’s drinking water.
If you are in Boise, ID you can get your water tested at the Analytical Labs downtown. If your report comes back with PFAS, an activated carbon membrane filter can be more effective for reducing or removing contaminants because the molecule is squeezed down to 0.001 forcing the contaminants to “shed off “.
Where Does PFAS Come From?
We are inundated with plastic coatings from fast food, the butcher who sells you your meat, plastic food storage, Teflon coatings and utensils, including your microwave popcorn. It’s in our cosmetics, fragrances, even the firefighters are at risk because its in their foam. Our land is literally polluted with it.
What Can We Do?
A bill was recently passed in Congress allocating money to address the problem for the cleanup of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS. Some departments that are to receive the funds is the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey and Food and Drug Administration.
Seems to me if the FDA and other departments were smart they would have considered the affects of the “forever chemicals” before the problem existed. I hate what is happening to our planet with all the plastic and garbage being dumped but getting rid of the problem in my home that affects my family is my first concern. I threw out all the plastic storage containers and bought glass, threw out the Teflon pans and bought stainless steel and cast iron and then headed in the bathroom and went through my cosmetic bag. I also bought a Puronics reverse osmosis system and whole house water purification system.