Water management experts warn about the risks of so-called forever chemicals PFAS from industry. They particularly emphasize the high levels of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment, including groundwater, lakes and rivers.

The German Association for the Environment and Nature Conservation (BUND) and the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) have presented a study on the pollution of mineral and tap water. Scientists at the US Geological Survey have found PFAS chemicals, also known as “forever chemicals,” in groundwater and surface water around the world and recorded them in a study. This illustrates the widespread presence of these chemicals. There is an urgent need to protect people, the environment and nature from the negative effects. A comprehensive ban on PFAS is seen as essential, emphasize BUND and BDEW.

Dangers in drinking water with PFAS: But how to avoid them?

The PFAS chemicals have been linked to an increased risk of cancer, thyroid disease, changes in sex hormones, impaired kidney function and lower birth weight. The environment is polluted, individual solutions with our own filter devices can help. Reverse osmosis is a technology that can remove tiny substances such as PFAS, a selection of effective and suitable water filters is included below.

Unfortunately, mineral water is not the solution either: In addition to microplastics, bacteria have also been found. The Food Safety Authority (ANSES) has found that major brands of mineral water are contaminated with E-coli bacteria from faeces. A scandal that shakes up the mineral water industry and increasingly unsettles consumers. What else can you drink without hesitation? The answer is: pure, filtered water.

Perfect: filtering, hydrogen-rich and cold/hot at the touch of a button

In addition to pure filtering, enrichment with hydrogen is also highly recommended. Making it easier to withdraw cold, warm or hot water at the push of a head is an additional big advantage. We developed our table-top device WOU H2Mega 3000 specifically for this purpose. The filtering takes place over several stages of pre/post filter, reverse osmosis and UV. The fresh, pure water is enriched with an above-average amount of hydrogen in real time when it is drawn.

RO water filter with hydrogen WOU H2Mega 3000

3 IN 1 reverse osmosis water filter with hydrogen ionizer, UV filter and H2 level Hydrogen saturation up to over 3,000 ppb in drinking water in real time, room temperature, warm and hot drinking water at the push of a button