How to Avoid PFAS?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are harmful chemicals found in many household products. To learn more about what PFAS are and their health risks, please visit our detailed PFAS article.

Here are some effective strategies to minimize exposure:

Use Water Purification Systems

Install a high-quality water filtration system like Kitchen Station 1™ and Bluewater Purifiers. These systems use advanced SuperiorOsmosis™ technology to remove up to 99.7% of contaminants, including PFAS.

Check Product Labels

Avoid products with ingredients like "fluoro" or "perfluoro". These indicate the presence of PFAS in items such as cosmetics, waterproof clothing, non-stick cookware, and stain-resistant fabrics.

Opt for Safe Alternatives

  • Cookware: Choose stainless steel or cast iron cookware instead of non-stick options.
  • Baking: Use wax paper or parchment paper instead of non-stick baking sheets​​.
  • Textiles: Select natural fibre or untreated fabric for clothing and upholstery Green Science Policy Institute on PFAS-Free Textiles​​.

Reduce Fast Food and Packaged Food Consumption

Many fast-food wrappers and packaging contain PFAS. Cooking at home with fresh ingredients reduces exposure FDA on Food Packaging​​.

Avoid Stain-Resistant Treatments

Do not apply stain-resistant sprays to your furniture or carpets. Look for untreated options or those certified as PFAS-free (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences on PFAS in Stain-Resistant Treatments)​​.

Be Informed about Local Water Quality

Check your local water utility’s annual report for PFAS contamination levels. Use additional filtration if necessary EWG Tap Water Database​​.

Choose Safer Cleaning Products

Use cleaning products that are labeled as PFAS-free. Many green or eco-friendly products are less likely to contain these chemicals.

By implementing these strategies, you can significantly reduce your exposure to PFAS and promote a healthier lifestyle. For more detailed solutions, consider Bluewater's advanced water purification systems, such as Kitchen Station 1™ and Bluewater Purifiers, designed to provide safe, pure, and mineralized water directly from your tap​​.

Which purifier is right for you?

Kitchen Station

Tap into pure mineralized water at home.

Spirit Purifier

Powerful and compact

Cleone Purifier

A lot of power for a small price