Fact Sheet

PFAS(s) Overview

PFAS are chemical substances that are especially tricky. PFAS are not broken down in water. This means they end up in the Global water cycle and accumulate in our bodies

  • “Called “forever chemicals” because of the way they last in the environment, PFASs have been linked in studies to a variety of conditions that include thyroid cancer, reproductive problems, increased cholesterol, immune system issues, obesity, liver and kidney diseases” -Hartford Courant


Water contamination by pollutants of any kind poses a great health risk.

The EPA takes certain measures to ensure that the United States Population is safe from health risks.

  • To provide Americans, including the most sensitive populations, with a margin of protection from a lifetime of exposure to PFOA and PFOS from drinking water, EPA has established the health advisory levels at 70 parts per trillion.