Story by Micaela Arnett / July 25, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently advised Americans to be aware of PFAS, or man-made chemicals that have been around since the 40s, found in our drinking water today. If you’ve been on the fence about a water filtration and sanitation system, now is the time to consider bringing home a Kinetico from Advanced Water Systems

What Are Forever Chemicals?

 PFAS , also known as forever chemicals, are used by product manufacturers to create materials resistant to oil, heat, stains, or water.

These chemicals are found in commonly used products like cosmetics, outdoor equipment, non-stick cooking tools, and a number of other daily task items. Unfortunately, these chemicals have polluted our waters and pose a threat to our health and well-being even if our exposure is limited

Safety Concerns

The EPA now says the “safe” threshold is essentially zero, meaning PFAS can cause harm even if not detected. This means even the slightest trace in your water can lead to health risks including cancer, increased cholesterol, liver damage, and immune system failure. Women in particular experience higher blood pressure levels when exposed to forever chemicals.

Kinetico Solutions 

For utmost protection, install Kinetico Water Filtration, Purification, and Sanitization Systems in your home to prevent your family’s exposure to these harmful chemicals. When it comes time to replace an everyday item that might have been made with PFAS, make sure your new item has been cleared by this list of PFAS-Free brands and products by The Green Science Policy

For more information, call Advanced Water Systems at (843) 645-4450 or visit

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