The dangers of PFAS and Forever Chemicals have constantly been in the news lately. This new study by USGS on PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) brings this issue even more into focus. The study reveals that nearly half of America’s tap water is laced with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, otherwise known as PFAS. These chemicals are often referred to as ‘forever chemicals’ due to their durability and long-lasting presence in the environment.
PFAS in consumer goods
PFAS are regularly used in a range of consumer goods, from nonstick cookware to fast-food packaging. Worryingly, exposure to these chemicals has been linked to serious health complications, including cancer, thyroid disease, and low birth weight. The study, the first of its kind to delve into unregulated private wells have shown new vulnerabilities. Surprisingly the study showed that private well systems may be as likely to contain these contaminants, as are public water supplies. It further suggests urban dwellers may be particularly at risk.
Dedicated efforts by the EPA
While dedicated efforts on the part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate and restrict PFAS use are underway, the issue remains a pressing public health concern
Hydrovos can help reduce “Forever Chemicals”
HYDROVOS is addressing these concerns by providing an easy to install DIY water filtration system that can help reduce these dangerous chemicals in the home. The newly released HV-DWSP-FF Premium water filtration system is tested and certified by IAPMO R&T to NSF standards to reduce ‘forever chemicals’ if present in tap water, making it cleaner for drinking or other uses.