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Drinking water is one of the largest source of PFAS exposure to humans, and scientific studies have identified multiple health effects associated with PFAS exposure.

Kitchen tap waterAs summarized by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, research has revealed possible links between human exposures to PFAS and adverse health effects such as:

  • Altered metabolism
  • Fertility
  • Reduced fetal growth and increased risk of being overweight or obese
  • Increased risk of some cancers
  • Reduced ability of the immune system to fight infections

In June 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new health advisories for PFAS in drinking water. These advisories serve as technical information for government officials to protect the public from PFAS exposure through PFAS monitoring and treatment strategies.

Toward helping North Carolina meet these new health advisory levels, we are scaling up production of our technology to evaluate its performance in the efficient removal of PFAS from public water systems across the State.