PFAs: How Clean Are Your Drinking Water?

PFAs are a group of man-made chemicals that have been used in many products including fabrics and plastics. They do not break down in the environment and can leach into water as they bioaccumulate up the food chain. There is an increased risk of PFAS entering water supplies due to industrial use and leakage from sources such as manufacturing plants. 

PFAs have been linked to health problems, including cancer, reproductive toxicity, and neurotoxicity. PFOA has been shown to be particularly harmful. It is a member of the PFAS family and can be found in water supplies near military bases and factories that produce PFASs.

Where can pfas be found?

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PFAs can be found in many places, but they are not always listed on labels. 

PFAs are chemicals that are used in many different products, including plastics and food packaging. They have been linked to endocrine disruption and cancer. Some PFAs are present in drinking water, although the levels that are harmful to humans are not yet known. 

PFASs have also been detected in some foods that come into contact with the water during processing and packaging, including poultry and seafood products like chicken nuggets and bacon, as well as coffee creamer, cheese, deli meats, vegetables, fruits, and fast-food wraps.

At last, It’s important to remember that PFAs are both persistent and mobile. They can accumulate in the environment and be transported long distances by water.