Water is essential for our daily lives, from staying hydrated to cooking and cleaning; however, some water sources contain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which can harm our health.
What are PFAS?
PFAS are human-made synthetic chemicals used in manufacturing products like Teflon, firefighting foam, and stain repellent; they belong to a larger group of substances known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which can resist heat, oil, stains, and water.
These chemicals do not break down and can travel long distances in groundwater, leading to widespread contamination across our country; they have been used since the 1940s!
PFAS in Drinking Water
PFAS seep into our drinking water through several pathways, usually stemming from human activities.
Health Risks of PFAS in Drinking Water
Long-term exposure to PFAS has been linked to several adverse health effects:
Water Distillation to Remove PFAS
Water distillation is a process that removes impurities and contaminants from water, including PFAS. Nutritional Wellness Center of Ithaca recommends a water distillation system Pure Water that can purify your drinking water effectively.
The process works by heating the water to boiling, producing steam that removes bacteria, viruses, and chemicals. The steam is then condensed back to water, leaving any impurities, minerals, and chemicals behind.
For more information, listen to this podcast Best Pure Water in the World!
Other Ways to Protect Yourself from PFAS
Aside from water distillation, there are various ways to protect yourself and your family from PFAS.
PFAS in drinking water is a severe health threat that requires attention and action!
By understanding the risks of PFAS, you can make informed decisions about protecting yourself and your family. Avoiding PFAS products and monitoring your local water quality reports is also essential.
Nutritional Wellness Center of Ithaca offers valuable resources and tools to support your body if you or a loved one has been affected by PFAS toxicity.