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Do Brita Filters Remove PFAS?

Brita water filters use activated carbon as a filter, so they remove some of the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from drinking water. However, they do NOT consistently remove all PFAS in water.
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What Does a Brita Filter Remove?

While the activated carbon in a Brita pitcher can remove some PFAS “forever chemicals” from drinking water, it does not reduce their concentration to drinking water standards. Brita filters are not designed to treat PFAS and should NOT be used for this purpose.

However, Brita pitchers can effectively remove the following contaminants from drinking water:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Chlorine
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Limescale
  • Chloramine

What Type of Home Filtration System is Best?

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the gold standard for in-house water filtration is a reverse osmosis filter. These filters work by forcing water through a membrane that traps contaminants.

Reverse osmosis filters are typically considered the most effective; however, they produce large amounts of wastewater — about 3 times as much water as they treat. Ranging from $200 to $1,800, a reverse osmosis system is also the most expensive option and may require a professional plumber to install it.

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What Happens if You Drink Water With PFAS?

The U.S. EPA says exposure to 2 types of PFAS chemicals – PFOA and PFOS – may cause birth defects, cancer, and thyroid issues, among other health problems, when present in drinking water.

Is it Safe to Bathe or Brush My Teeth With PFAS Water?

Exposure to PFAS chemicals primarily occurs through consumption (swallowing, drinking, cooking). Dermal absorption of PFAS is thought to be negligible or mostly insignificant, which is why showering, bathing, brushing teeth, and washing dishes are not a significant risk for exposure to PFAS.

How Do I Remove PFAS From My Body?

The good news is that your body is well-equipped to remove PFAS and other toxins through your natural detoxification pathways. You can also boost your natural detox by integrating techniques like pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy, infrared saunas, and detox binder supplements.

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