PFAS, we filter that.
PFAS is the name given to the broad family of products called per-fluorinated compounds. You can’t see or taste them, but there are more than 12,000 chemicals including GenX, PFBS, PFHxS, PFBA, PFOS, PFPA, PFHxA, PFHpA, PFOA, & PFDA, that could be lurking in your drinking water, causing everything from birth defects to cancer.
PFOS and PFOA (C8) belong to the PFAS family and our the most common ones found in our drinking water. The difference between family members is primarily determined by how many carbon atoms are in the per-fluorinated chain. PFOS and PFOA are both Octyl, that is, they both have eight (8) carbons.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) (conjugate base perfluorooctanoate), also known as C8, is a synthetic per-fluorinated carboxylic acid and fluorosurfactant. One industrial application is as a surfactant in the emulsion polymerization of fluoropolymers. It has been used in the manufacture of such prominent consumer goods as polytetrafluoroethylene (commercially known as Teflon).
PFOA has been manufactured since the 1940s in industrial quantities. It is also formed by the degradation of precursors such as some fluorotelomers. The primary manufacturer of PFOS – 3M (known as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company from 1902 to 2002) – began a production phase-out in 2002 in response to concerns by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and eight other companies agreed to gradually phase them out by 2015.
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Pure Filter: 99.6%
Nano Filter: 99.6%
Everyday Filter: >98%
Outdoor Filter: >99.6%
Smart Shield: 95%
Fridge Filter: >98.04%