PFAS Information


PFAS Information

PFAS Information

PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the world since the 1940s.

These chemicals are resistant to heat, oil, water, and stains. That’s why they’re often used in products like non-stick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain-resistant fabrics, and carpeting. They’re also used in firefighting foams because they help extinguish fires quickly.

We have a wide variety of articles about PFAS to help you better understand these chemicals and the potential health effects associated with exposure.

1 – General Information About PFAS

General Information About PFAS
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, perfluorooctanoate) carcinogenic pollutant molecule. 3D rendering. Atoms are represented as spheres with conventional color coding: hydrogen (white), carbon (grey), oxygen (red), fluorine (light green).

PFAS are seemingly everywhere. They’re in the water we drink, the food we eat, and the products we use every day. But what exactly are PFAS?

To help you learn more about this emerging contaminant, we’ve prepared the following articles:

PFAS: What it is and why we should be concerned

10 Facts You May Not Know About PFAS in Makeup

Avoiding PFAS: What products contain PFAS?

PFAS Resources: Top Online Sources for Information about Forever Chemicals

2 – PFAS in Our Food and Water

PFAS in Our Food

PFAS contamination is seemingly everywhere. Testing conducted by the FDA, other nations, and research universities has discovered PFAS compounds in our food.

Learn more about what foods contain PFAS and what you can do to protect yourself and your family from this national problem in these articles:

PFAS in Bottled Water: What You Need to Know

Is PFAS in Canned Tuna: What You Need to Know

Do Fish Sticks Have PFAS in Them? Surprising Results

Do Shrimp Have PFAS In Them? Shocking Answers

Does Salmon Have PFAS in it? What Are Your Risks?

Does Cod Fish Have PFAS in it? A Look at the Science

Does Tilapia Have PFAS in It? What You Need to Know

Do Crabs Have PFAS in Them? The Truth About Seafood Contamination

Do Canned Clams Have PFAS in Them? Shocking Results

Does Milk Have PFAS in It? What You Need to Know

PFAS Contamination in Food: What You Need to Know

PFAS in Philadelphia Drinking Water: What You Need to Know

3 – PFAS Treatment Methods

PFAS Treatment Methods

If you have PFAS in your drinking water, there are several treatment options available to you. Some of these methods are more effective than others, and some come with their own set of risks.

To help you make the best decision for your situation, we’ve put together the following articles:

Eliminating PFAS from Drinking Water: Top Treatment Technologies

PFAS Contamination – Does Boiling Drinking Water Remove PFAS

Do Brita Filters Remove PFAS – Real World Testing Data

Does Your Refrigerator Water Filter Treat PFAS

Reverse Osmosis: How Well Does It Treat PFAS

Do Carbon Filters Remove PFAS and GenX Chemicals?

Do ZeroWater Filters Remove PFAS? The Definitive Answer

New Brita Filter Removes 11 PFAS Compounds – Purefast

Can Distillation Remove PFAS From Water? What the Experts Say

4 – Exposure to PFAS

PFAS Exposure

We are all exposed to PFAS contaminants every day. These so-called “forever chemicals” are found in the water we drink, the food we eat, and the products we use every day.

To learn more about PFAS exposure and how you can manage your overall risk, check out these articles:

Can I Shower in Water That Has PFAS in It?

Can I Wash My Clothes with Water that has PFAS in it?

Can I Cook with Water That Has PFAS in It?

Can I Swim in Water that has PFAS in it?

5 – PFAS Testing Methods

PFAS Testing Methods

If you are concerned about PFAS in your drinking water, there are several testing methods available. Some of these methods are more accurate than others, and some come with their own set of risks.

To help you decide the best way to test your water for PFAS, we’ve put together the following articles:

How to Test Your Drinking Water for PFAS: A DIY Guide

Tap Score PFAS Drinking Water Test | Complete Review

Testing My Drinking Water for PFAS: Cyclopure’s New Test Kit

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We hope the information in these articles will help you better understand PFAS, how we’re exposed to it, and the treatment methods available to you.

We’ll continue to write new content on this important topic, so be sure to check back often for the latest information. You can also sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on new articles as they’re published.

Chief Guru

Richard Boch is a chemical engineer responsible for designing water filtration systems for industrial and residential customers. He has more than 20 years of experience with ion exchange, activated carbon, and reverse osmosis. Richard's expertise has made him a go-to source for municipalities and businesses looking to improve their water quality. When he's not working, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.

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