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Investing in PFAS Protection

Bluedrop Water Team

May 20, 2024

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have become an increasing concern in recent years due to their widespread use and potential health risks. PFAS are synthetic chemicals commonly found in various consumer products, industrial applications, and even in our water sources. As awareness grows about the adverse effects of PFAS exposure, investing in protection, particularly through water filtration systems, has become crucial for safeguarding human health and the environment. But allow us to start from the beginning—what are PFAS and what should you do about them?

Understanding PFAS

PFAS are a group of human-made chemicals characterized by their strong carbon-fluorine bonds, making them highly resistant to heat, water, and oil. These unique properties have led to their extensive use in products like non-stick cookware, water-resistant fabrics, firefighting foams, and more. However, the same durability that makes PFAS useful in these applications also makes them persistent in the environment, and harmful to humans.

One of the primary concerns surrounding PFAS is their ability to accumulate in the environment and the human body. In recent years, these chemicals have been detected in water supplies, soil, and even in the blood of people around the world. Long-term exposure to PFAS has been linked to various health issues, including liver damage, immune system disruption, and an increased risk of certain cancers.

Water sources, both surface and groundwater, have become significant reservoirs for PFAS contamination. Industrial discharges, improper disposal of products containing PFAS, and the use of firefighting foams have contributed to the widespread presence of these chemicals in water supplies. As a result, investing in protection against PFAS in the form of a water filtration system is important for ensuring the safety of your drinking water.

Reasons to Invest in PFAS Protection

Health and Well-being

When it comes to PFAS health effects, the foremost reason to invest in protection is to safeguard your own well-being! Exposure to these chemicals through contaminated water sources poses a direct threat to your health. Water filtration systems designed to remove PFAS help mitigate the risk of ingestion, reducing the potential for long-term health issues and enhancing the overall health of you, your family, and your community.

Environmental Conservation

PFAS contamination also poses a significant threat to the environment. These chemicals do not break down easily and can persist in the environment for extended periods. Investing in water filtration systems helps prevent the spread of PFAS in ecosystems, protecting aquatic life and preserving the delicate balance of our natural habitats. In short, it’s a win-win for all those involved. 

Public Awareness and Reputation

Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of environmental issues, including water quality. Businesses, municipalities, and individuals investing in PFAS protection demonstrate a commitment to the environment, fostering public trust and enhancing their reputation. In a world where sustainability is a key consideration, such initiatives contribute to a positive image and responsible corporate citizenship.

Long-term Cost Savings

While the initial investment in water filtration systems may seem significant, it pales in comparison to the potential long-term costs associated with PFAS contamination. The economic burden of addressing health issues and environmental damage far outweighs the cost of proactive protection measures. Investing in PFAS protection is a strategic decision that pays off in terms of both short-term and long-term cost savings.

Choose Bluedrop Water 

As PFAS contamination continues to be a global concern, investing in protection through a Bluedrop water filtration system emerges as a superior choice. By taking proactive measures to mitigate PFAS exposure, we not only protect ourselves but also contribute to the well-being of future generations and the sustainability of our planet.

Bluedrop offers a range of whole home water filtration systems designed to target PFAS compounds along with many other common contaminants. Bluedrop offers homeowners treatment techniques which are smaller versions of the systems Bluedrop provides to its larger municipal and institutional clients.  

Additionally, Bluedrop offers point-of-use Reverse Osmosis systems that can be installed under a kitchen sink to provide purified water for drinking, cooking, coffee, tea, ice, and more. Reverse Osmosis is commonly used by bottled water companies to purify water and is highly effective against PFOA/PFOS and numerous other common contaminants, especially when combined with a whole home treatment system. Learn more about Bluedrop Water and start your journey with us today!

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