What Are Forever Chemicals?

Forever chemicals, also known as PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), are synthetic compounds extensively used in various industries since the 1940s. These substances are termed "forever chemicals" because they do not break down easily in the environment and can accumulate in the human body over time.

Characteristics of Forever Chemicals

  • Durability: They resist degradation, remaining in the environment indefinitely.
  • Bioaccumulation: They build up in the tissues of living organisms, leading to potentially harmful levels (EPA on PFAS).
  • Widespread Use: Utilized in non-stick cookware, water-repellent fabrics, stain-resistant carpets, and firefighting foams (CDC on PFAS in Consumer Products).

Health and Environmental Concerns

  • Human Health: Exposure to PFAS has been linked to various health issues, including cancer, liver damage, decreased fertility, increased risk of asthma, thyroid disease, and impacts on the immune system (NIH on Health Effects of PFAS).
  • Environmental Impact: PFAS can contaminate water, soil, and air, leading to extensive environmental pollution.

Mitigation and Solutions

  • Filtration Technologies: Advanced filtration systems like SuperiorOsmosis™ used in Bluewater's Kitchen Station 1™ can remove up to 99.7% of contaminants, including PFAS. This technology ensures that your water is free from these harmful substances.
  • Regulatory Measures: Increasing global regulations aim to limit the use and discharge of PFAS, reducing their presence in the environment.

Bluewater's Kitchen Station 1™ as a Solution

Kitchen Station 1™ is an innovative solution designed to provide pure, mineralized water directly from your tap. This system uses advanced purification technology to eliminate up to 99.7% of contaminants, including PFAS. By installing Kitchen Station 1™, households can ensure they have access to safe and clean drinking water, reducing reliance on bottled water and minimizing plastic waste.


PFAS pose a significant risk to both human health and the environment due to their persistent nature and ability to accumulate. Solutions like Bluewater's Kitchen Station 1™ offer an effective way to mitigate these risks by providing purified water free from these harmful chemicals. Enhanced regulatory measures and advanced filtration technologies are essential to managing and reducing PFAS exposure.
To learn more about what PFAS are and their health risks, please visit our detailed PFAS article.

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