Three water filters purge most forever chemicals from Florida drinking water
These forever chemicals aren’t broken down easily by the body, or in nature, and in small amounts over a prolonged time can cause cancer as well as miscarriages.
Reports about forever chemicals in drinking water across the country and in Florida have been the cause for some alarm.
These chemicals aren’t broken down easily by the body, or in nature, and in small amounts over a prolonged time can cause cancer as well as miscarriages.
This month, The Orlando Sentinel has been reportingon what’s known as PFAS chemicals that are found in water among other places.
The EWG's senior science analyst Sydney Evans said tthat three common water filters she studied can take most of these chemicals out of drinking water.
“There were three that removed the PFAS down below detectable levels. So that was the Berkey, the Clearly Filtered and the ZeroWater," said Evans.
A fourth filter also does an almost-perfect job, taking these chemicals out of drinking water, or tap water used to cook, clean and brush teeth.
“And then there was one more that came very, very close at 98% reduction," said Evans. "And that was an Epic Water filter.”
However, these filters don’t work on 1,4-dioxane, the chemical The Orlando Sentinel found in tap water in Lake Mary, Sanford and Seminole County.
Evans said that, for now, only reverse osmosis works on that chemical. And it's a costly and expensive process.
A U.S. Geological Survey found half of the nation’s tap waterhas at least one or two of these forever chemicals.
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