What are PFAS & PFOS?

PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid – C8HF17O3S) are abbreviations for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, a group of synthetic chemicals used in various industrial and consumer products for decades. They are known for their water and grease-resistant properties, making them useful in non-stick cookware, food packaging, firefighting foams, and more. However, persistent organic pollutants are associated with various health and environmental concerns.

How does it get into the water?

PFAS and PFOS can find their way into water sources through various means, including industrial discharges, runoff from firefighting foam, and the leaching of these chemicals from products over time. Once in the water supply, they can be challenging to remove due to their chemical stability and resistance to degradation.

Dark Waters, a movie about PFOS

Dark Waters (2019) From Participant (Spotlight), DARK WATERS tells the shocking and heroic story of an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals (PFOS).

How is it removed?

We offer solutions for removing contaminants like PFAS and PFOS from your drinking water using our K4 drinking water station and VOC Guard filter.

Get a Water Test.

Before investing in any water treatment system, it’s crucial to have your water tested to determine the presence and concentration of PFAS and PFOS.

This information will help you and the water treatment professionals at Quad Cities Soft Water choose the most appropriate and effective treatment solution for your specific situation.