The EPA Researches POE and POU Filtration Systems to Reduce PFAS

The EPA continues to research ways to reduce PFAS chemicals in drinking water. In a recent study, the organization researched the effects of Point-of-Entry (POE) and Point-of-Use (POU) filtration systems on PFAS contaminations. A POE system is used where water comes into the entire house, and a POU system works wherever you are using water for example, the kitchen sink, the bathroom sink etc. 

The research concluded: commercial reverse osmosis (RO) and granular activated carbon (GAC) POE and POU systems are able to inexpensively remove PFAS from your water under the NSF guidelines. The NSF’s requirements for PFAS falls under the NSF P473 Drinking Water Treatment Units standard –an extremely rigorous test to evaluate the effectiveness of water treatment equipment for the reduction of chemicals in drinking water.

The NSF explains, “To comply with the standards, a device must reduce PFOA and PFOS concentrations in water to below the 70 parts per trillion (ppt) health advisory level set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).” Enpress’ PIONEER POE filtration system complies with the NSF standards by reducing PFOA and PFOS concentrations below 10 ppt.  

The PIONEER system is the first of its kind whole-house lead, cyst and PFOA/PFOS removal system. Visit the PIONEER system page to learn more.