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Be Aware of PFAS

All You Need to Know About PFAS

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of man-made chemicals that have been in use since the 1940s. These chemicals are known for their ability to resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water, making them popular in a variety of industries and consumer products. However, their widespread use has led to increasing concerns about their impact on human health and the environment.

Where are they coming from?

Manufacturing and treatment sites are the major contributors to PFAS pollution, releasing these chemicals into water supplies and the air. 

In the US, over 41,000 sites are known to emit PFAS.

Where are they hiding in our everyday products?

PFAS are widespread and are found in various products in our current day and age. Some of the most common examples include:

  • water
  • household cleaning products
  • stain-resistant fabrics
  • food wrappers
  • non-stick cookware
  • carpets
  • outdoor gear
  • cosmetics 
  • takeout containers
  • carpets
  • camping equipment
  • nail polish
  • lipstick
  • upholstered furniture
  • non-stick pans
  • umbrellas
  • rain gear
  • and so many more, as this is just scratching the surface.

Health Risks of PFAS Exposure

Exposure to PFAS has been linked to several health issues, including:

  1. Cancer: Certain types of PFAS have been associated with an increased risk of cancer, particularly kidney and testicular cancers.
  2. Immune System Effects: PFAS exposure can affect the immune system, potentially reducing vaccine effectiveness and increasing susceptibility to infections.
  3. Cholesterol Levels: High levels of certain PFAS can lead to increased cholesterol levels.
  4. Reproductive and Developmental Issues: PFAS exposure has been linked to fertility issues and developmental delays in children.
  5. Liver Damage: Some studies suggest a relationship between PFAS exposure and liver damage.


Protecting Water Supply from PFAS Contamination

Protecting water supply from PFAS contamination involves several strategies:

  1. Regulations and Monitoring: Implementing stringent regulations to limit PFAS discharge from industrial sources and monitoring water sources for PFAS levels.
  2. Water Treatment Technologies: Developing and using advanced water treatment technologies that can effectively remove PFAS from water supplies.
  3. Public Awareness: Educating the public about PFAS and encouraging the use of PFAS-free products.
  4. Research and Development: Investing in research to understand the behavior of PFAS in the environment and to develop safer alternatives.
  5. Cleanup Efforts: Identifying and cleaning up sites that are heavily contaminated with PFAS, such as certain military bases and industrial sites.
  6. Whole-House Water Filter - If you have the budget for it, consider investing in a quality whole-house water filter for maximum protection.


PFAS are ubiquitous chemicals found in many everyday products, posing significant health risks. Reducing exposure to PFAS involves being aware of their presence in consumer goods and advocating for stricter regulations and effective water treatment solutions. Continued research and development are essential for finding safer alternatives and mitigating the long-term impacts of PFAS on human health and the environment. Even "green" labeled products are not necessarily safe these days due to limited regulation and incomplete disclosure. This is why it’s so important to understand the materials our products are made from and where they are made! 

YOU have the power to make a difference! By making informed choices and taking action to minimize the impact of PFAS pollution, we can create healthier homes and a cleaner, greener future.

God Bless,

 ~Sonny Hobbs,


Culleoka Company, LCC

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