The CDC estimates that at least 4 million households have children living in them being exposed to high levels of lead. More than a half million U.S. children under the age of 5 have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, the level at which the CDC recommends public health action, but no safe levels have been identified.
Both PFOA and PFOS are man-made and not found naturally in the environment. When talking about them together, they’re generally referred to as “PFAS”. More than 80 different compounds fall into this category. GenX, found in the Wilmington, NC area falls in this same category.
Coal ash, the waste that remains when coal is burned, contains heavy metals and contaminants like lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic. Without proper management, these contaminants can pollute waterways, groundwater, drinking water, and the air.
Coal ash is collected in a dump, known as a pond. Coal plants in at least 22 states fail water pollution standards.
Hydrocarbons, or organic compounds, can quickly foul your filter, shortening its life and limiting its efficiency. This includes skin cells, sebum, sunscreen and more. By removing them before the filter, you can be sure your filter system and chemicals are working more effectively.