If you are concerned about PFAS possibly being in your drinking water, contact your water supplier or local health department
You can find your local water system test results here on the EPA website.
If levels of PFAS in your drinking water are above health guidance levels,use an alternate water source (or a filter certified to remove PFAS) until the water system has been sufficiently treated to remove PFAS
There is no treatment to remove PFAS from the body. Reducing future exposure is the most important step.
Cut back on carry out foods: PFAS coats paper and cardboard food containers
Skip microwavable popcorn bags, as they are coated with PFAS
Consider replacing nonstick pots, pans and utensils (especially those cracked or chipped) and choose safer alternatives for cooking such as stainless steel and iron
Do not use optional stain-repellant treatments on furnishings
if your water system has higher levels of PFAS use an alternative water source (or a filter certified to remove PFAS) until the water system has taken steps to reduce PFAS
Clean up dust where PFAS and other chemicals may settle using a wet mop or vacuum with a HEPA filter.
Shop smart, read labels. When possible, choose personal care products and household products without PFAS or other potentially-harmful chemicals. One option is to check the Environmental Working Group (EWG) online databases for personal care products and household products.
Written by: Inna Lishchenko (trainee); Lauren Zajac, MD, MPH; Sarah Evans, PhD