Have you ever thought how clean an ordinary glass of tap water is? What hidden impurities lie in it? To the naked human eye, it looks clean and clear but reality is far from it.

Recent news about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) setting the first-ever national drinking water standards for PFAS (per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) has made many people think about what PFAS are exactly and whether they should be concerned.

PFAS – What are they?

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a vast group of man-made chemicals that have been used in various products for decades. From non-stick coating on kitchen cookware to stain and water-repellent outdoor clothes, PFAS are present everywhere.

As these chemicals are quite persistent and don’t break down easily, they are also called “Forever Chemicals.” Their persistent nature can cause them to accumulate in our water sources over time.

Why regulating PFAS is essential?

Although PFAS make our lives easier and more convenient, recent research has shown that they might be harmful to our health and well-being. Research has linked these health risks to PFAS exposure:

  • Higher Risk of Certain Cancers
  • Developmental Issues in Children
  • Weakened Immune System
  • Increased Risk of Asthma
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Liver Damage
  • Fertility Issues
  • Obesity

These chemicals enter our water supply in many ways such as through contaminated water near industries, improper disposal of PFAS-containing waste, discharge from sewage treatment plants, leaching from landfills, breakdown of PFAS-containing products, etc.

The EPA Takes A Step Towards Cleaner Water

The recent regulations made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the presence of PFAS in drinking water are a major step forward. With these regulations, the government aims to reduce the presence of PFAS in our public water systems.

The EPA has established enforceable limits for five types of PFAS chemicals – PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, PFHxS and HFPO-DA. These limits have been set at Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) that are considered safe for public health.

The limit for two common types of PFAS – PFOA and PFOS has been set at 4 parts per trillion (ppt), which means that now all water companies will have to strictly monitor and minimize PFAS levels to comply with these new rules. 

Peacock Water: Your Partner For Pure Water

At Peacock Water, we take your family’s health and well-being as our top priorities. We understand your worries and concerns about PFAS in drinking water and so we provide advanced water treatment solutions that ensure that your water remains of the highest quality.
Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Advanced Filtration Technology – Our drinking water systems use advanced filtration technology to remove pathogens, PFAS and other harmful contaminants from your drinking water.

  • Rigorous Testing Procedures – We provide free water testing to conduct an in-depth analysis of your water quality. Based on the analysis our professional team helps you choose a quality drinking water system that meets your specific needs.

  • Transparency and Communication – We believe in open and transparent communication and so we clearly explain the benefits, installation costs, filter change frequency and maintenance costs that are involved with getting a drinking water system.

Still have some questions about PFAS or your drinking water quality? Feel free to contact Peacock Water for top-notch water filtration solutions that ensure a constant stream of clean, pure water to your home.