Sources of contamination of drinking water

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PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are stable chemical compounds that make our lives easier: they are "involved" in making non-stick cookware, water-repellent raincoats, packaging and wrapping materials, cleaning products and even dental floss.

 

They are resistant to heat and practically do not decompose in the environment - such properties are useful in everyday life, but at the same time they pose a threat. Their harmful effects on humans and the environment, combined with their enormously long period of decay (hundreds and thousands of years), have led to the nickname «eternal pollutants».

 

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PFAS get into the water in a variety of ways: Industrial emissions into the water and air, leaks from landfill sites or fire suppression systems at airports and military bases. To prevent them ending up in your cup of tea, it's worth taking action, and quality sorption and reverse osmosis systems can help.

One of the most stringent certifying organizations, the NSF (USA), conducts simulation tests: specialists analyze the properties of various pollutants, break them down into groups and choose a model substance, for the purification of which the filters are then tested. That is, if the device effectively removes the control impurity, it means that it cleans from the entire list of its "relatives".

Among American manufacturers, AquaHomeGroup is the first to pass NSF accreditation and, accordingly, model substance tests according to the NSF/ANSI 53 standard. This means that your tea is safe with our shower filters - PFAS will not be there, as well as other hazardous substances.

It's scary to turn your body into a storehouse of all kinds of pollutants. Water is a universal "carrier" of impurities of organic and inorganic origin. Not all of them are harmful to health, but it is reckless to count on the fact that in your cup is not some chemical from the category of "eternal pollutants", which are not dealt with at the water utility, including the fact that it has not been studied enough to officially confirm the risks associated with it. Take care of yourself and your loved ones, choose clean water - let everything be done to preserve your health.

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I am a microbiologist by training and I like my profession very much. This motivates me to write a blog about the benefits of water, water pollution, etc.