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PFAS in Water Solutions


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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a group of man-made chemicals that have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries since the 1940s. Moreover, some of the more common commercial applications have been for products like Teflon and stain & waterresistant materials.   Others include paints, polishes, fire fighting foams (a major source of ground water pollution near airports, military bases and fire fighting training centers). These chemicals are being detected at dangerous levels in drinking water supplies around the country. (For removal methods see section below, “Removal of PFAS”). Also, for an article we published in Water Technology Magazine on PFAS in water, see PFAS Water Tech Mag.

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There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse health outcomes in humans. Accordingly, when humans or animals ingest it through drinking or eating, they are absorbed and can accumulate in the body. PFAS stay in the human body for long periods of time. As a result, the level in their bodies may increase to the point where they suffer from adverse health effects.

Additionally, studies indicate that PFOA and PFOS can cause reproductive and developmental, liver and kidney, and immunological effects in laboratory animals. Furthermore, both chemicals have caused tumors in animal studies. Consistently, findings from human epidemiology studies show increased cholesterol levels among exposed populations, with more limited findings related to infant birth weights and:

• effects on the immune system,
• cancer (for PFOA), and
• thyroid hormone disruption (for PFOS).


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PFAS Removal System

There are technologies effective in removing PFAS from drinking water, especially Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluoro octane sulfonic acid (PFOS).   These are the most studied of these chemicals. Moreover, the most effective technologies include Ion exchange, activated carbon adsorption and reverse osmosis. For more information on removal, see the link at https://h2ocare.com/what-are-pfas/.

Reverse Osmosis, Point of Use System

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Reverse Osmosis – Under sink Install – (Basement optional)

This membrane based technology can be used at a point-of-use such as at a kitchen sink to feed a separate drinking water faucet as well as ice makers or refrigerator dispensers. Additionally, this system can be installed under the kitchen sink or in the basement below, with a line run up to feed the separate faucet. For more on this technology, see http://reverse-osmosis.

For more on health related issues, see the link at https://www.epa.gov/pfas for more detailed information.

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H2O Care is an established, full service water filtration and testing organization originally formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton, Stow & Lakeville, MA and a service depot in Plymouth. The company is experienced in PFAS removal as well as many other regional contaminants. See our published articles in Water Technology Magazines at publications LinkContact us at [email protected] or 800-539-1100.