PFAS & the Upper Peninsula

Posted on May 15, 2023

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals that have been found in high concentrations in some Upper Peninsula towns, such as Marquette and Escanaba. These chemicals have been linked to a number of serious health problems, including cancer, thyroid disease, and immune system dysfunction. In particular, children are at a greater risk of harm from PFAS exposure, as their developing bodies are more vulnerable to the effects of these chemicals.

Given the potential risks associated with PFAS contamination, it is important to take steps to protect children’s health. One solution is to provide them with access to safe, clean drinking water. Bottled water can be an effective way to do this, as it is typically sourced from springs or wells that are not contaminated with PFAS.

In addition, many bottled water brands use advanced filtration and purification techniques to ensure that their products are free from contaminants, including PFAS. By choosing a reputable brand of bottled water, parents can help ensure that their children are drinking water that is safe and healthy. Norway Springs is such a brand.

While bottled water may be more expensive than tap water, the cost is a small price to pay to protect children’s health. And bottled water, cold out of a water cooler, is incredibly convenient and lower cost than most other beverages.

In conclusion, PFAS contamination is a serious issue in some Upper Peninsula towns, and bottled water can be an effective solution to protect children’s health. By providing access to safe, clean drinking water, we can help ensure that our children grow up healthy and strong, free from the harmful effects of PFAS contamination.

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