Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) are fluorinated organic chemicals. These water and lipid-resistant synthetic compounds are used as a coating on fabrics and leathers, in fire resistant foams, in the production of stain-repellent carpeting, and can be found among other items. PFOA and PFOS are also used to make the coating on non-stick cookware, to create household cleaning products, and to produce pesticides.
These Perfluorochemicals (PFC’s) have been deposited into our soil, have polluted our air and have leached into water supplies. PFOA and PFOS are a concern for our health and our environment because of their long-lasting effects. Their strong, stable molecular structure means these chemicals take longer to breakdown naturally.
Some of the side effects to drinking water contaminated with PFOA and PFOS include reproductive health issues, developmental delays, cardiovascular concerns and other health problems.
Whether you’re using water to wash your clothes, take a shower or hydrate your body, it’s essential that you use clean and pure water. If you notice that your water is not clear, has an unpleasant odor or tastes unusual, contact a Culligan Man right away. He can test your water to help determine if there are any contaminants in your drinking water. We want to help ensure that your home’s water is cleaner, better tasting and safer for your household.