What is PFAS in Drinking Water?

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What is PFAS and How Can it Affect my Health?

PFAS, also referred to as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of man-made chemicals that the team at Kinetico Water wants their Phoenix, Arizona customers to be aware of. We work hard to ensure our loyal customers and their families are set up with clean water. But when water in our area becomes compromised, we feel it’s our duty to make our neighbors aware and provide them with reliable solutions. Don’t let PFAS become a health concern you’re up against. Keep reading to learn more about the risks associated with PFAS and how you can combat these chemicals from negatively affecting your life.

What are PFAS Used For?

PFAS are manufactured and used in a variety of industries throughout the world. These chemicals are heavily utilized for industry and consumer products due to their resistance to stains, grease, oil, heat, and water. Most commonly, these hazardous chemicals are found with a number of applications including:

  • Water-resistant fabrics
  • Stain-resistant carpeting
  • Paints, polishes, waxes
  • Food packaging
  • Non-stick cookware
  • Cleaning products
  • Fire-fighting foams

What are the Concerns Surrounding PFAS?

Simply put, PFAS are bad for our health and the environment. Of these chemicals, Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are seemingly the most persistent when it comes to accumulating in our body and environment. PFOS was the key ingredient in Scotchgard, a fabric protector, and numerous stain repellents. A growing concern surrounding PFAS is its prevalence in the soils and waterways. Though the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality works with public water systems to reduce exposure, there’s still a long way to go in eliminating and understanding the dangers of accumulating PFAS in our environment. When the soil we grow our food from and the water we drink from contains high levels of PFAS, we unknowingly allow these chemicals to build up in our body and wreak havoc on our health. Some of the major concerns surrounding a build-up of PFOA and PFOS in the body include:

  • Reduced immune response
  • Infertility issues
  • Increased cholesterol levels
  • Negative impact on child development
  • Increased risk of some cancers
  • Thyroid hormone disruption
  • Low birth weight in infants

How Kinetico Water Can Help Arizona Residents

Since these toxic chemicals have been detected in Arizona’s water systems in the past, Kinetico Water is here to offer a reliable solution. We want you to feel safe consuming your eight glasses a day! That’s why we proudly offer the 5K Drinking Water Station. As the most advanced water system on the market, the K5 is certified to remove more contaminants than any other competing water system, including PFAS.

Get Your Free Water Analysis Today

You deserve, clean, clear, healthy, worry-free drinking water. PFAS contamination in our environment and bodies has been labeled “Our Next Water Crisis.” Don’t fall victim to the health hazards caused by these chemicals when you could rely on our advanced water filtration systems. The K5 Drinking Water Station is designed to keep you and your family safe from compromised water. Our team at Kinetico Water wants to make sure our Phoenix, AZ neighbors are well-informed on the hazards of PFAS so you can make conscious decisions regarding your water intake. After all, better water flows from better thinking! Contact us today for a free water analysis.

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