PFAS in United States Tap Water: A Growing Health Concern

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in United States Tap Water

Exposure to PFAS through drinking water is a global human-health concern. The ability of PFAS to resist degradation in the environment has led to their accumulation in water sources over time. Once these chemicals enter the water supply, they can be consumed by humans, leading to potential health risks. Studies have linked PFAS exposure to adverse health effects, including developmental issues, immune system dysfunction, and even certain types of cancer.