In 2018, NJ became the first state to establish a drinking water standard for PFA’s in local tap water to have a maximum level of 14 parts per trillion. That is an 80% reduction from the current acceptable level of 70 parts per trillion established by the EPA.

New Jersey is acting on this because there is a great deal of information on the health effects of PFAS in humans and animals. In humans, the most common effects are increases in serum cholesterol, uric acid levels and decreased antibody response following a vaccination. In animals, PFA’s have caused tumors and weakened immune systems. Additionally, in a community with substantial exposure to PFA’s through drinking water, PFA exposure was associated with a higher incidence of kidney and testicular cancers.

Even more concerning is the effect of PFA’s with children. Infants and children consume more water per body weight than older individuals, so their exposures may be higher than adults in communities with PFAS in drinking water. Exposure to PFA’s before birth or in early childhood could lead to decreased birth weight, poor immune responses & hormonal effects later in life. Furthermore, PFA’s have been found in human breast milk and the blood of 97% of Americans.

Can PFAS be removed from the water?

PFA’s are manmade chemicals that repel water & oil and are resistant to heat & chemical reactions. A chemical with that kind of versatility has proven to be invaluable in many applications like non-stick cookware, fast food packaging, stain resistant products, firefighting foams, pesticides & paints. Commonly referred to as the “Forever Chemical”, PFA’s enter our drinking water from industrial waste that seeps through the soil, into our water and slowly evaporate into the air becoming a part of the water cycle.

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So what are PFA’s and why are they in our water?

Yes! Recommended by the CDC is the use of a Reverse Osmosis Filter to remove 99.9% of all contaminants including PFAS. All Aqua Chill Water Coolers are connected to Reverse Osmosis Filters located on site, under a sink in your facility. Your filters are maintained & replaced every 9 months. All facilities have a record of service located on the filter and by our cloud based technology.

Reverse osmosis is a highly effective filtration method that removes a high percentage of impurities from water, making it a vital strategy for preserving the quality of your tap water. This can be especially important for people who have noticed a difference in taste with their tap water, often caused by high levels of chlorine or heavy metals. Reverse osmosis systems allow you to install such a system at your kitchen sink and deliver fresh, clean drinking water more conveniently than ever.

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What are the dangers of PFAS?

A growing body of science has found that there are potential adverse health impacts associated with PFAS exposure, including liver damage, thyroid disease, decreased fertility, high cholesterol, obesity, hormone suppression and cancer. PFAS primarily settle into the blood, kidney and liver. A study from 2007 by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that PFAS chemicals could be detected in the blood of 98% of the US population.

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