What Are PFAS, PFOA and PFOS?
PFAS is a broad chemical classification that includes PFOA and PFOS. Although PFOA and PFOS are the most common variants of PFAS, there are nearly 5,000 other types. PFAS began to see frequent use in the 1940s. Researchers noticed that these chemicals had many useful applications, including nonstick cookware, food packaging, waterproofing and firefighting foam, leading to their widespread use in manufacturing.
Are These Chemicals Harmful?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered the potentially harmful effects of these chemicals in the early 2000s. They have linked PFAS to developmental deficiencies, cancers and thyroid issues. These substances are bioaccumulative, meaning they can build up in your system throughout your life.
Because researchers discovered the harm only recently, many people failed to dispose of products containing PFAS properly. Though PFAS are no longer commonly used in manufacturing, many products containing them are now in landfills, where they are able to access our water supply. These chemicals break down extremely slowly, meaning they present an active threat even years after disposal.
Is My Water Contaminated With PFAS, PFOA and PFOS?
Nevada has set advisories for proper PFAS levels but is still working on established standards, meaning little data exists on chemical concentrations for specific cities or water supplies. The EPA has set an advisory maximum level for PFAS at 70 parts per trillion. Many Northern Nevada homes have private well water supplies that exceed these levels. Pure Water Systems of Nevada can help you take the necessary steps to protect your water using a home water filter for PFAS.
Whole-House Filtration Systems for PFAS, PFOA and PFOS
Our customer-focused team wants to help you find the best PFAS water filter for your home. If you have concerns about PFAS concentrations and other chemicals in your water supply, we can help you determine which water filter will suit your home best. We provide water filtration solutions for well water, city water and commercial applications. If you have concerns about PFAS, resolve them with a PFAS drinking water filter. While no “certified systems” exist to remove PFAS, our catalytic carbon systems are documented to remove or reduce this contaminant in your water supply.
Protect Your Health With a Water Filtration System
At Pure Water Systems of Nevada, we know that health begins with your water. We want to protect your home with water filters that remove PFAS. When you contact us for a PFAS filter system, you can expect prompt, personal service with technicians who work to understand your concerns and provide solutions to keep you safe.
Contact our team today and take the first step toward protecting your home. We’ll help you choose a home water filtration system for PFAS that delivers clean, healthy water for you and your family.