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Forever chemicals found in Australia’s drinking water.

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Forever chemicals found in Australia’s drinking water.
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Melissa Croxford
Melissa Croxford
June 24, 2024
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Major Australian news outlets today reported Australia’s tap water at 140 times the maximum level that the U.S deems safe.

9 news reported below:

“The contaminants - perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) - have been found in tap water in every state and territory.

Australian water contains contaminants that US authorities warn are likely to be carcinogenic, with "no safe level of exposure".

Source: 9 news

What are forever chemicals

"Forever chemicals" is a term used to describe per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of synthetic chemicals characterized by their persistence in the environment and resistance to degradation. PFAS include compounds such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), and many others.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large, complex group of synthetic chemicals that have been used in consumer products around the world since about the 1950s. They are ingredients in various everyday products. For example, PFAS are used to keep food from sticking to packaging or cookware, make clothes and carpets resistant to stains, and create firefighting foam that is more effective.

Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Science

What are the health risks of PFAS?

The most notorious PFAS chemicals are PFOA, the Teflon chemical, and PFOS. Numerous studies link these and closely related PFAS chemicals to:

  • Testicular, kidney, liver and pancreatic cancer.
  • Reproductive problems
  • Weakened childhood immunity
  • Low birth weight
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Increased cholesterol
  • Weight gain in children and dieting adults


Filters that can remove these known chemicals include:

The Water People have a range of filter sytems that can remove these known chemiclas, 3 of our best seelers below:

Aquakleen Triple Fluoride And Virus Plus Filter System

Aquakleen Triple Fluoride And Virus Plus Filter System

Get peace of mind that your drinking water is free from human pathogens such as viruses, bacterium, prion or fungus amongst many other harmful contaminants as well as fluoride.

Using a 3-stage process, the 2nd stage reducing more than 90% of fluoride, this water filter system also has a unique 3rd stage filter that is manufactured from biomaterial to effectively remove chemicals, pesticides, bacteria, human pathogens, heavy metals a well as sediment down to 0.5 microns.

The filter’s biomaterial has a small pore size allowing the electrical charge from the globule to completely cover the internal volume of the pore, effectively killing virus and other contaminants as they travel through the filter by receiving a powerful electrical discharge.

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Aquakleen Safety Seal Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System

Aquakleen Safety Seal Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System

One of our best selling reverse osmosis water filter system! This is the top of the line without busting the budget.

Made in the USA, with 4 easy change filters and premium purification water quality, this is a must have for the slightly health concerned to the highly health conscious.

Our Aquakleen Safety Seal Reverse Osmosis system comprises of 4 separate, easy change under sink filters that dramatically reduces or eliminates harmful chemicals, fluoride, chlorine, heavy metals, copper, sediment, dirt, rust, bacteria, viruses, cysts and many other contaminants in your water.

Once you have one of these, you wont look back.

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Aquakleen Ezi Twist Twin Water Filter System

Aquakleen Ezi Twist Twin Water Filter System

This new generation, compact twin water filter system provides continuous clean, clear, filtered drinking water when you want it. This twin filter system is installed under the sink, out of sight and all you see is a stylish designer faucet on the sink top.

Compact and space saving is just one feature of this new generation water filter system.  It also makes your ongoing filter changes super easy for the less technically minded with our easy click in and click out system.  It's as easy as changing a light bulb!

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For expert and independant advice on any water filter system, contact the Water People today. We can assist you anywhere in Australia.

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