You may have seen some news articles over the past few weeks that have talked about how the level of “forever chemicals” in drinking water was worse than previously expected. This is an issue that is affecting people right in our backyard. As you can see in the above map, it seems that the entire state of New Jersey has been flagged for areas where PFOS/PFOA chemicals have been found? Let’s take a deeper look at what’s going on in this image and what you can do to ensure good health for your family for years to come.
What Are These “Forever Chemicals”?
We’ve discussed them in earlier blogs, but only briefly. “Forever Chemicals” are PFAS or PFOAs chemicals. They’ve been a prominent issue recently in local news, but they haven’t gotten better, and they surely have not gone away. These PFOAs were developed by 3M for the manufacturing of Dupont goods. They’re found in fire-fighting foam, Teflon products, carpeting, food packaging, and more. PFOAs are nicknamed “forever chemicals” because they’re bio-persistent and won’t break down. Instead, due to industrial discharge, these chemicals are building up in our water supplies and in our bodies.
How Do They Affect Me?
We worry about what we put in our body when we go grocery shopping: organic this, non-GMO that, less fat, low carbs, etc. But what about when we’re just grabbing a glass of water from our tap at home. Do you think about carcinogens and chemicals then? PFOAs and other PFAS have been linked to certain cancers including kidney and testicular as well as thyroid disease, high cholesterol, and ulcerative colitis. Studies are also finding correlations between the consumption of PFOA and lowered fertility and birth defects. I know. This is all so scary, but when you’re aware of what’s happening, you can decide to act. You can decide to put your health and the health of your family at the top of the priority list. And we can help.
What Can Kel Tren WaterCare Do?
If you’re worried about the water you’re putting into your body, let us know here at Kel Tren WaterCare. Just one phone call and we’ll be there the next day to test your water. Our technicians are the best around and are always up to date with New Jersey’s regulations and advisories on PFOAs. They’ll advise you on the next steps based on your test results, budget, and your daily need. We’ll help you decide if a whole-home filtration system is your best option or if single faucets fit your needs better. We’re here to keep you safe for years to come by anticipating how your needs might change in the future and what we can do to combat chemicals we see now. We won’t just provide a quick fix, we’ll make your water good for life.