Performance Evaluation 

  • By WebAct Web Design
  • 20 Jul, 2015

Removal of Perfluorochemicals (PFC’s) with Point-of-Use (POU) Water Treatment Devices Removal of Perfluorochemicals (PFC’s) with Point-of-Use (POU) Water Treatment Devices 

The following is the Final Report on a study that evaluated the ability of commercially available point-of-use (POU) water treatment devices to remove perfluorochemicals from groundwater, performed by Water Science and Marketing, LLC (WSM) under contract with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

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By WebAct Web Design 20 Jul, 2015

More than 16 million Americans get their drinking water from public systems contaminated with industrial chemicals known as PFASs or PFCs, and at levels high enough to concern the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  because of the risks to public health.

Although the problem is spread across 30 states (and three territories), three-fourths of the contaminated systems are in just 13 — including Minnesota. For more than 6 million people, the concentrations are at or above the EPA's recommended safety maximum.

Those are the sobering conclusions of new research from the Harvard School of Public Health that attracted significant if scattered national coverage last week, as well as brief treatment locally.  ( Bring Me The News  gathered a useful selection of excerpts and the Star Tribune  published most of a short Washington Post story.)

PFASs have been linked to a range of medical problems from birth defects and endocrine disruption to immune-system suppression, from obesity and elevated blood cholesterol to cancer.

They have become widely dispersed over six decades of proliferating use, and are very long-lived in both the environment and the human body. There is no good way as yet for getting them back out of drinking water.

In May 2015, an international group of 200 scientists called for major new research into the health effects, as well as precautionary restrictions on their use until the risks were better understood.

By WebAct Web Design 20 Jul, 2015
The following is the Final Report on a study that evaluated the ability of commercially available point-of-use (POU) water treatment devices to remove perfluorochemicals from groundwater, performed by Water Science and Marketing, LLC (WSM) under contract with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
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