What are PFAs, and Should You Be Concerned About Them
Despite the modern water treatment systems that we have today, water contamination is still prevalent.
Microbial contamination is still a challenge for developing countries where the water supply itself is not safe for drinking and cooking. But even modern municipal water plants are contaminated with heavy metals linked to a broad range of health issues.
A few examples include the arsenic poisoning of well water in Bangladesh, the exposure to dangerous levels of lead in tap water in Flint, Michigan, and chromium contamination in drinking water in Hinkley, California.
Dr. Bruce Daggy covered these cases and more in last week’s wellness webcast, A Case Study of Water Contamination. If you missed the webcast, you can watch the whole replay here!
PFAS: The Forever Chemicals
There are many potential contaminants out there, things that we put into the environment that can get into the water supply that water treatment plants are not necessarily removing.
One that you may have heard about is a class of compounds called PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances), also known as the forever chemicals. PFAS persists in the environment and affects reproductive health and birth outcomes.
Unfortunately, drinking water is a major source of PFAS exposure.
In this short video, Dr. Daggy breaks down how PFAS moves through the environment and contaminate our food supply and water systems.
So what can you as an individual do to ensure that your drinking water is safe?
Consider additional purification of your drinking and cooking water. I recommend our Get Clean Water Pitcher. Its carbon block filter significantly reduces harmful contaminants in the water.
Choosing safe, biodegradable cleaning and laundry products also helps reduce toxic chemicals that get into your wastewater and back into the water system.
Again I encourage you to watch the replay of the wellness webcast, A Case Study of Water Contamination, where you’ll also get to see the agri-community of Aberlin Springs, where business leader Nancy Fickas lives and be inspired by how they live in harmony with nature.
Here’s to a healthier you, and a healthier planet!
Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at Jerry@Fit4LifeLLC.com!