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How To Protect Your Family Against PFOA Contamination

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Your drinking water may look clean, but don't let the clarity fool you. Just because your water is clear doesn't mean it's 100% safe to drink. In fact, some drinking water may contain pollutants like PFOA and PFOS, which have both been found to cause serious health problems. The problem can be particularly bad in agricultural and manufacturing areas, where runoff can cause contamination of the ground water. To make sure your family is protected form PFOA and PFOS, here are three important tips you should follow.

Never Let Your Baby Drink Bath Water

If you have a baby, but you don't have a whole-house water filtration system, never let your baby drink the bath water. It's normal for babies to get their faces wet when they're splashing in the tub. However, the water in the tub could contain PFOA or PFOS, so be sure your baby doesn't drink it. If your baby likes to take a sip or two of water while they're enjoying bath time, provide them with a sippy-cup filled with clean, filtered water.

Always Know What's In Your Water

It's not always easy to know what's in your drinking water, especially the water that comes from your tap. Your municipal water company should provide you with a written report each year that will document what was found in the drinking water. If it's been a while since you received a report, ask your water company to provide one. If they still don't provide you with a water test report, take a sample of the water that comes out of your faucet and have it tested on your own. This is a particularly important step to take if you live near land that is zoned for agricultural or manufacturing use.

Never Overlook Your Well Water

If you have a personal well for your home water use, you may think that you're safe from contamination. Unfortunately, that's not necessarily true, especially if you live on agricultural land. The farm animals you have could be contaminating your ground water, especially if they're allowed to graze near your well. The best way to protect your water is to keep your farm animals away from your well. If your farm animals naturally gather around the well, you can protect it by installing a fence to prevent nearby grazing. It's also a good idea to submit a water sample for testing once a year. For maximum protection, you should install a whole-house water filtration system, as well.

For more information about PFOA and PFOS treatment, contact a company that works specifically on water treatment for these pollutants, such as PFOS-PFOA Treatment LLC.

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20 November 2017