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Carcinogens in Drinking Water: PFOS & PFOA, No Safe Levels.

"Tap water across parts of Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra, Victoria, Queensland and the tourist havens of Rottnest and Norfolk islands has been found to contain contaminants that US authorities now warn are likely to be carcinogenic, with “no safe level of exposure”.

Experts say widespread testing of Australia’s drinking water must be an urgent priority after the US Environmental Protection Agency’s dramatic policy shift in April found there was no safe level of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in drinking water and they were likely to cause cancer."


The Above extract is from a recently published article in the Sydney Morning Herald Article the cancer-causing chemicals found in Drinking Water since 2011 locations across Australia have been found to contain what authorities call "no safe levels." for PFOS and PFOA also known as "Forever chemicals".


The article goes on to say: "This masthead has analysed publicly available data which indicates the chemicals have been found in the drinking water of up to 1.8 million Australians since 2010, including in the Sydney suburbs of North Richmond, Quakers Hill, Liverpool, Blacktown, Emu Plains and Campbelltown, along with the NSW regional centres of Newcastle, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga, Lithgow, Gundagai and Yass."


These chemicals are man-made and are called "Forever Chemicals" as they do not break down in the environment and, therefore, build up; the areas of concern first tested in 2011 have since been found to have an increased concentration.


The article goes on to say that: "Testing in recent years has also uncovered the chemicals in drinking water in a string of towns across Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Norfolk Island, and in Canberra’s catchments, where one PFOS sample taken during routine surveillance was more than seven times the US limit."


The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines allow water to contain Forever Chemicals at a concentration of 560 parts per trillion for PFOA and 70 parts per trillion for PFOS. This means that your water will most likely contain these chemicals. The only way to remove PFOA and PFOS is to have your water filter system certified to remove them.


The chemicals present in the drinking water supply are "polyfluoroalkyl substances" (PFAS), commonly referred to as “forever chemicals” due to their environmental persistence and long-lasting presence in the human body.


Ensure the safety of your water with our wide range of filters. From Undersink to Countertop, Reverse Osmosis, and Whole House filters, all of our products effectively eliminate "Forever Chemicals" and carcinogens like PFOA and PFOS.


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3M’s global headquarters The Creator of Forever Chemicals PFOA & PFOSin Maplewood, Minnesota.
3M’s global headquarters in Maplewood, Minnesota.

The article further goes on to Say that the Australian Government in April is Contemplating suing 3M, as the creator of these "Forever Chemicals" mainly due to the financial losses from the spread of these contaminations across the country.


3M first invented "Forever Chemicals" PFAS and PFOA in the 1930s, and since their conception has made billions of dollars in profits.


3Ms PFOS has been used to manufacture its Best Selling "Scotch Guard" a Fabric protector. also used in Grese-proof packaging in food. laos used in nonstick pans such as Tflon-coated pots and Pans.


Unfortunately, studies show that almost Every Australian has concentrations in there blood 20 times higher than what 3Ms own Scientesnt considers a safe level.


However, these chemical levels in our blood have been decreasing since they were no longer manufactured in the early 2000s. Nevertheless, their effects have had far-reaching consequences, and it will take years if not centuries. for us to recover from them...


Further, the World Health Organisation and Authroires in the United States, Europe and the UK have now tied these "Forever Chemicals or PFAS, PFOS, PFOAs, to an array of Adverse health effects, from Immune System Suppression or Dysfunctions to hormones interference and Child developmental effects, and cancer...


So it is clear the only safe and guaranteed way to reduce the effects of these forever chemicals is to remove them from your drinking water, and there has never been a better time to invest in your family's health. We at Bespoke Water Recommend the Ultra-Pure reverse osmosis Water Filter, which is guaranteed to remove these forever chemicals from your drinking water up to 99.99%, we also offer water filter solutions that will also remove PFOS and PFOAs that can be installed in the existing 9" and 10" under sink water filters and various other water filters systems including Whole House Water filter Systems. Talk to us today.


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