PFAS / PFOS In Minnesota Drinking Water – Health Effects & What You Need To Know

PFAS / PFOS in Minnesota drinking water are a big deal that should concern everyone in the state. But the professionals with Aquarius Water Conditioning have a solution – water filtration systems made by the undisputed industry leader, Kinetico. We can install a system that will give you peace of mind knowing that you can drink and bathe or shower with complete confidence.

What are PFAs and PFOs?

PFAS / PFOS In Minnesota Drinking Water - Health Effects & What You Need To KnowScience alert. A group of manufactured chemicals, known collectively as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), have been around for more than 70 years. This group includes perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). They are called “forever chemicals” because they are incredibly resilient. They can last for thousands of years.

Until the early 21st century, these chemicals were used in many household items, including paint, non-stick cooking tools, consumer electronics products, and others. They were also a central component of foams used to fight fires. The biggest U.S. manufacturer of PFAS and PFOA stopped making the chemicals 20 years ago. However, some products imported into the country may still contain them. These include textiles, packaging, rubber, carpeting, leather, and many more.

Why You Should Care

The jury is still out regarding how dangerous PFOA and PFOS can be to human health. Research is just beginning, so it will likely be quite a while before we have a good idea of whether or not they can do damage. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that most of the U.S. population has been exposed to the chemicals.

According to the report, prolonged PFOA and PFOS exposure could result in liver damage and reproductive issues. Children may experience problems regarding their growth and development.

So, while there are still a lot of unknowns out there regarding the impact of these chemicals, there is enough research to show we should at least be concerned.

What You Can Do About It

Thankfully, Kinetico has a solution. The company manufactures a product known as the K5 Drinking Water Systems, which we are very proud to offer at Aquarius Water Conditioning. The K5 is the premier Kinetico system, having earned Water Quality Association certification for removing PFOA and PFOS from water. It already reduces more contaminants than any similar system – by a significant amount. This certification makes the K5 even more indispensable for anyone concerned about water quality.

If you have any reason to be worried that your water contains PFOA or PFOS – or you have any other issues, such as water that tastes or smells odd – please get in touch with Aquarius Water Conditioning as soon as possible. While we can’t test for these chemicals, we can refer you to state-certified labs that can tell you whether or not they exist in your water supply. If they do, we’ll be more than ready to install a K5 system that will eliminate the problem for good.

Contact Aquarius Water Conditioning

If you’re concerned about PFAS / PFOS in Minnesota drinking water, the experts with Aquarius Water Conditioning can explain the health effects and what you need to know. You can call us at 888-741-9025 or contact us online for more information.

Laura Schara

Kinetico is an essential part of my home because I care about my health.  Kinetico K5 drinking system removes 99% of contaminants, including chlorine, out of my drinking water.  Not only can I taste the difference, but I feel good knowing that I am only consuming clean pure water.  When you have kinetico, less plastic water bottles are used, which is beneficial to our environment.  

Laura Schara

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