What are the sources of PFAS?
  • PFOA, PFOS, PFBS, and PFHxS are man-made compounds that have been used to make carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packaging for food, electronics, personal hygiene products, and other materials (e.g., cookware) designed to be waterproof, stain-resistant, or non-stick.
  • PFOA and PFOS were also used for firefighting at airfields and in several industrial processes.
  • PFBS has been identified in the environment and consumer products, including surface water, dust, carpeting and carpet cleaners, floor wax, and food packaging.
  • PFAS are persistent in the environment and do not breakdown easily.

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1. What are PFAS? Per – and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
2. What are the sources of PFAS?
3. What are the health effects from PFAS?
4. What are California monitoring regulations on PFOA, PFOS, PFBS, and PFHxS?
5. Has ACWD tested its water for PFOA, PFOS, PFBS, or PFHxS?
6. How were tests conducted?
7. How often will ACWD monitor for PFAS?
8. What is ACWD doing about treatment for PFAS?
9. How will customers be updated about future testing results?
10. Where can I find more information?