Awareness of drinking water contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is an increasing among U.S. households. As reported in a recent Washington Post article, the state of Michigan is no stranger to this issue. On the Michigan.gov website, the state provides a fact sheet about using home water filtration systems to reduce the presence of PFAS in water.
Here are a few key takeaways from the fact sheet:
- Individuals should look for water filtration systems certified to the NSF/ANSI P473 Standard to reduce PFOA and PFOS in water
- “Without the NSF P473 certification, it can be difficult to know which filters effectively reduce PFAS and which do not”
- Water filter cartridges that are used to remove PFAS contamination are not considered hazardous waste and can be disposed of in the trash