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How do you know if your water has been contaminated?
Testing a water sample is the only way to know if PFAS are present in drinking water.
Due to the widespread use of PFAS for decades and a lack of government regulation, PFAS have been found in municipal drinking water throughout the United States and right here in Wisconsin. The full extent of contamination, however, remains unknown. Because PFAS are odorless and tasteless, testing is the only way to know if they are present.
Has your water utility tested?
Some communities—including Milwaukee, Madison, Marinette, Peshtigo, Rhinelander, La Crosse, Eau Claire and Wausau—have conducted PFAS testing to varying degrees, but many public water utilities in Wisconsin have not conducted comprehensive PFAS testing.
Learn more here.
What are PFAS?
Are PFAS a threat to human health?
How do PFAS end up in drinking water?
How do you know if your water utility has tested?
Doesn't the government require all utilities to test?
Are there ways to reduce exposure to PFAS?
What if your water comes from a private well?
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