Water Filtration of PFAS Chemicals

PFAS/Forever Chemicals:

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What are PFAS/Forever Chemicals?

PFAS stands for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. It is a group of man-made chemicals that include Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA).

These chemicals are persistent, so they will not break down in the environment. This means it also bioaccumulates in our bodies, therefore the amount in our body increases over time.

PFAS chemicals were originally used as repellents. However, there wasn’t enough data or information to show the long-term effects until the 2000s. Many companies began phasing out the production of PFAS, with all production halted in 2015.

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How We’re Exposed

We’re exposed either through inhalation or swallowing. For example, workers who use PFAS or work with materials with PFAS are exposed through inhalation. However, consumers are exposed to them through our drinking water, food, or the packaging products we use. Additionally, people can be exposed to PFAS when eating fish.

Although we can either inhale or swallow the chemicals, there are three main sources for how that exposure gets to us.

Household Products

  • Through non-stick cookware
  • Stain-resistant textile, leather, or carpeting
  • Paper and packaging material

Food & Food Packaging

  • Packaging material contains PFAS
  • Packaging processed with equipment using PFAS
  • Food was grown in contaminated water or soil
  • Fish swimming in PFAS-contaminated water


  • Industrial sites that used PFAS to manufacture other products lead to water contamination
  • Locations used for firefighting, oil refineries, and airfields.

How Did PFAS Forever Chemicals Get In Our Water?

PFAS chemicals are getting into our water in a few different ways. The chemicals enter our environment in the areas where they’re produced, used, disposed of, or spilled. From there, the chemicals are mobile and picked up through rainwater run-off. Then, it enters our water sources (like lakes, ponds, and rivers), or it seeps into our soil where it then migrates into our groundwater (our underground source).
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illustration of PFAS sources
Farming Methods

Some crop fields use biosolids as a form of fertilizer, which is often contaminated with PFAS. This leads to contamination in our food and groundwater.

Factory Pollution

Factories across America discharge the toxic compounds into our air and water. Additionally, some manufacturers still use PFAS in consumer-used packaging material.


Firefighting foam contains PFAS, which runs off into our fresh water systems to further the contamination.er.

Wastewater Treatment

PFAS are found in biosolids and sewage sludge from landfills, leading to groundwater contamination through agriculture.

Household Products

PFAS are found in household products such as non-stick cookware, stain-resistant textiles, leather, carpeting, paper and packaging materials.

Fishing Contamination
When fish swim in contaminated water, the PFAS accumulates in their body. The chemicals are then ingested through eating fish.
Groundwater Run-off
PFAS are transported through water run-off from our lakes and rivers, leading to contamination in our groundwater sources.
The PFAS can leach out of materials, getting into our soil and affecting our groundwater resources and getting into our wastewater treatment centers.
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FAQs About PFAS/Forever Chemicals

Q. What are PFAS Chemicals found in?
A. Forever chemicals were found in stain and water-resistant fabric, polishes, waxes, paints, non-stick products, firefighting foam, and cleaning products.
Q. Can water tests show PFAS contaminations?
A. Yes. However, this does require a comprehensive lab test.
Q. Can water filtration systems get rid of PFAS?
A. Yes! These chemicals cannot be filtered out with products like Brita or Pur (less than 75%), but they can be removed (94% and above) with a reverse osmosis water filtration system, and up to 100% with granular activated carbon (GAC).
Q. How does PFAS affect health?
A. According to the EPA, the health effects may include:
  • Developmental delays in unborn children
  • Immunity deficiencies
  • Thyroid issues/concerns
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Cancer (kidney and testicular)
  • Reproductive health issues
  • Neuroendocrine issues (Kidney/liver)
Q. What are the environmental risks of PFAS?
A. These chemicals affect our environment because it’s released into the air, affecting our soil and water supplies. Although PFAS were eliminated by 2015, the chemicals have a long-lasting effect on homes, water supplies, and the environment even now.
Q. What is being done about this issue?
A. State and local agencies are working to understand more about PFAS as quickly as they can. There continues to be additional testing, which helps answer questions that determine next steps. The best thing homeowners can do is to get a water filtration system to combat the issue immediately.

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