PFAS or Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are human-made chemicals consisting of carbon, fluorine, and other elements. The chemical makeup of PFAS cannot break down in the human body or the environment. They are non-biodegradable. Due to their persistence, these chemicals exist in processed foods, household products, drinking water, and the habitat where organisms live.
PFAs trace back to industrial sites because they are contained in processed foods and household cleaning chemicals. Since drinking and bathing water is local, the concentration of PFAS in water can be detrimental to human health. It is all-pervasive and used worldwide, therefore being important in everyday life but still harmful to human beings. These chemicals contribute to cancer, low birth weight in infants, an inefficient immune system, and thyroid hormone disruption.
Options to reduce the effects of PFAs
While these chemicals cannot be entirely eliminated, there are options to reduce their effect on human health. This first begins with the water that runs through your pipes and into your sinks and tubs. Most in-home water filters cannot effectively remove PFAS chemicals, though activated carbon filters and reverse osmosis can eliminate some forms of the compounds. Torres Water Company sells activated carbon filters and reverse osmosis systems that aid in purifying household use of water. This filtration system is certified to industry standards and indeed provides healthier water. Filtering your water prevents your pipes from being clogged and saves you time and money in plumbing maintenance.
Although government standards do not require filtration of these chemicals, they are still detrimental to human health.
There are many things to consider when making the decision to offer your customers clean water. Call Torres Water Company today at (504) 838-8345. We will provide you with a free water analysis test and fully explain all the options available to you.