PFAS Water Contamination & Removal in Brighton, Howell, Ann Arbor, Temperance, & Milford
Many Water Supplies and Water Wells in Southeast Michigan & Northwest Ohio Have Been Impacted By PFAS, PFOS, PFOA, and other “Forever Chemicals”. Check out the Environmental Working Group’s PFAS Map to see how your area has been affected.
PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid or perfluorooctanoate) and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) are chemicals that have been used in the United States since the 1940s in the manufacturing of popular consumer goods including Teflon, pesticides, household cleaning products, and other items.
According to the US EPA:
[PFOA and PFOS] are “extremely persistent in the environment and resistant to typical environmental degradation processes. They are widely distributed across the higher trophic levels and are found in soil, air and groundwater at sites across the United States. The toxicity, mobility and bioaccumulation potential of PFOS and PFOA pose potential adverse effects for the environment and human health.
The EPA has released a Drinking Water Advisory for PFOS which reveals potentially serious issues linking PFOS and PFOA to conditions like cancer, neuroendocrine conditions, cardiovascular problems, reproductive issues, and more.
These chemicals have been around for almost 80 years, when they started being manufactured in the 1940’s. Unfortunately, a lot of chemical waste ends up being dumped in the water supply we drink from. Imagine 80 years of chemical waste contaminating the water we use every day.
The Water Quality Association (WQA.org) tells us exposure to PFAS can happen when we eat food grown in soil contaminated by PFAS or drink water that has been contaminated and not properly filtered out. It can also be released through the household products we use to clean our homes.
If you suspect you have PFOA or PFC in your drinking water it’s important that you get your water tested. We can help you navigate that process with the proper state agencies.
If you’ve already determined your water has been contaminated with PFOA, please fill out the form below so we can review your water test results and explain our customized, laboratory-verified solution for improving your home’s water.