Categories for PFAS

How PFAS Chemicals Affect Drinking Water

December 26, 2023

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been used in a wide variety of products since the 1940s. They are known for their resistance to heat, water, and oil, which makes them useful in applications such as non-stick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics, firefighting foams, and food packaging. However, their persistent nature in the environment and potential health risks have raised concerns, particularly when it comes to the contamination of drinking water. Understanding PFAS Contamination: PFAS chemicals have the ability to travel long distances in the environment and persist for a long time. This means that... View Article

All About PFAS Chemicals

December 4, 2023

PFAS, which stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of man-made chemicals that have gained significant attention in recent years due to their widespread presence and potential health hazards. In this blog post, we will delve into this topic and explore what PFAS chemicals are, how they are used, their environmental impact, and the measures being taken to regulate and reduce their use. What are PFAS Chemicals? PFAS chemicals are a class of synthetic compounds that are characterized by their strong carbon-fluorine bonds, which make them resistant to heat, water, and oil. These properties make PFAS chemicals highly... View Article

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