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Your Cambridge Water May Have “Forever Chemicals”


Harmful substances, known as “Forever Chemicals” or PFAS, have been found in some Canadian water sources, leaving homes at a potentially higher risk of drinking water quality issues. Want to understand what you may be able to do to prevent these harsh chemicals?

Keep reading this article to see how the local Culligan of Cambridge team can help you find a positive solution toward healthier, cleaner water for the whole family!

What Issues Can “Forever Chemicals” Cause?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS/PFOS, are a group of chemicals that are known for their harmful effects on human health due to their potential presence in local water sources, posing potential risks to homes.

Here are a few ways “Forever Chemicals” can show up in Canadian homes:

Human Health Concerns:

PFAS/PFOS have been linked to a range of health problems. Even low levels of exposure can lead to adverse health effects, making their presence in drinking water a possible cause for concern.

Environmental Fears:

“Forever Chemicals” do not break down naturally in their environment. Their persistence can lead to long-term contamination of water sources, harming ecosystems, wildlife, and homes.

Insufficient Regulation:

The regulations surrounding PFAS/PFOS evolve constantly, and standards for acceptable levels of these chemicals in drinking water are becoming increasingly stringent. As a result, many local water supplies may now be found to contain levels exceeding these limits.

Peace of Mind: The Product That May Help

To address the risks associated with “Forever Chemicals,” we recommend a combination of our quality products. One of the most effective approaches to combat PFAS/PFOS can be installing the Culligan Aquasential® reverse osmosis system alongside our Total Defense filter cartridge.

The Total Defense filter cartridge is NSF approved, positioning it as a great option, mixed with an RO system, to push back on PFAS/PFOS from flowing into the home. Our Culligan specialists will be happy to help you set up the appropriate system for your home to try to reduce “forever chemicals.”

While testing can be pricey and time-consuming, Culligan recommends implementing this system setup to help you attain the cleanest water possible. Contact us today to inquire about this product solution!

About Reverse Osmosis Systems:

Reverse osmosis systems can be highly effective in removing various contaminants from your drinking water. These systems work by forcing water through a semipermeable membrane, effectively filtering out a variety of harmful substances. Check out your local reverse osmosis system options here, as well as the Culligan Aquasential reverse osmosis system with the Total Defense filter as a potential solution for combating PFOS/PFAS.

Improve Your Home’s Water Quality Today

You deserve great tasting water that doesn’t carry as high of a risk. Your family’s health and safety at home is top priority.

Thankfully, the solution can be simple to get better quality water at home. Culligan of Cambridge has a wide range of products that combat common issues in the local area. Our Cambridge-based water specialists are happy to help you navigate almost any home water issue.

By investing in the right water treatment technology, you can have peace of mind that you and your loved ones are enjoying cleaner, safer drinking water. Call us today at 519-650-1088 to learn more about PFOS/PFAS and other local water issues. We look forward to serving you!

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