U.S. Geological Survey Reports PFAS Chemicals Found in Nearly 50% of All Drinking Water Faucets in the USA.

Drinking water from almost half of drinking water faucets in the USA likely contains PFAS or other forever chemicals that may cause cancer or other health problems.  This is the report by a government study released July 5th, 2023.

PFAS is the term collectively used to refer to the synthetic compounds.  They are widely known for contaminating drinking water in large cities, small towns, private wells and public systems, according to the U.S. Geological Survey report. Researchers described the study as the first nationwide effort to test for PFAS in tap water that surveyed both private sources and regulated ones.

Alarmingly, many municipal wastewater treatment plants dispose of the sludge as fertilizer.  This brings into question what industrial chemicals might be included in the sludge that is being applied to crops in farm fields. 

PFAS chemicals are known to be widespread, eminating from the production, sale and use of consumer products such as nonstick pans, food packaging and water-resistant clothing.  PFAS are often referred to as "forever chemicals" because they remain in the human body for years and don't degrade in the environment. Lab studies of animals have found potential links between PFAS and kidney and testicular cancers.  Other reported potential problems occur in high blood pressure and low birth weight.

Another good reason to use RO Reverse Osmosis to provide safe drinking water for your family.


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