Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemicals that resist grease, oil, water, and heat. They were first used in the 1940’s and are now in hundreds of products including stain and water-resistant fabrics and carpeting, cleaning products, paints, and fire-fighting foams. Certain PFAS are also authorized by the FDA for limited use in cookware, food packaging, and food processing equipment.
Chemically, individual PFAS can be very different. However, all have a carbon-fluorine bond, which is very strong and therefore, they do not degrade easily.
The widespread use of PFAS and their persistence in the environment means that PFAS from past and current uses have resulted in increasing levels of contamination of the air, water, and soil.
Accumulation of certain PFAS has also been shown through blood tests to occur in humans and animals. While the science surrounding potential health effects of bioaccumulation is developing, exposure to some types of PFAS have been associated with serious health effects.
The four major sources of PFAS are: fire response sites, industrial sites, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. Because PFAS don't break down and last forever, PFAS can travel long distances and contaminate water supplies very far away from the original source. PFAS in the air can also end up in rivers or lakes used for drinking water. Unfortunately, even private wells aren't protected from PFAS, since PFAS can penetrate the ground and seep into underground water supplies.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH.gov)
Pitcher filters do not remove PFAS. While activated carbon in pitcher filters can reduce (but not eliminate) chlorine, lead and zinc, pitcher filters are not designed to remove PFAS from water. Do not use pitcher filters to treat for PFAS in water
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