Filtra-Systems Company, manufacturers of filtration systems and products and other high-performance filtration systems, announced today the largest consumer product launch in company history with the release of a new point-of-use PFAS removal filter.
For almost 90 years, manufacturers have been using man-made chemicals Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) to make many consumer products, including carpets, clothing, non-stick pans, paints, polishes, waxes, cleaning products, and food packaging.
Over time, PFAS released from manufacturing sites, landfills, firefighting foam, and other products seep into the soil. PFAS then gets into groundwater and can contaminate drinking water. PFAS has been widely detected in air, soil, water, and food.
The C8 Health Project* study conducted in West Virginia and Ohio included 69,030 participants who had elevated PFOA levels in the blood that are approximately 500% higher than the representative population. The study found a link between high blood concentrations of PFOA with ulcerative colitis, impaired thyroid function, high blood cholesterol, testicular cancer, kidney cancer and preeclampsia.
These high-risk health concerns are the reasons Filtra-Systems decided to take action by engineering a low cost, safe and effective PFAS filter.
After investing countless engineering hours in research and discovery, Filtra-Systems successfully developed a point-of-use PFAS removal filter for homes, apartments, and offices.
The final design focused on operation and ease of installation. Filtra-Systems engineers knew the filter had to be nimble and versatile to fit in most home/office/apartment installations. It was also designed for other installations including beverage faucets and refrigerator/freezer water line connections.
The PFAS filter was tested in an EPA certified lab, with results showing the filter removes 85.7% more PFAS than the federal mandate to levels which are considered to be non-detectable.
The new PFAS removal filter can be purchased individually or with multiple connection kit options. All connection kits come complete with PFAS removal filter, hoses and certified fittings. Optional faucet selections are also available, which include a filter replacement LED indicator.
Features and benefits include:
- Protects your family and pets from harmful PFAS contaminated water health problems
- Fast and easy 10-minute self-installation to your existing cold water line using only a wrench
- Filters up to 1,000 gallons of drinking water lasting approximately 6-months
- Works with all water systems including rural wells, community wells and municipal city water.
“It’s with great happiness and genuine excitement that we announce the release of the new PFAS Removal Filter system,” said Keith Bratten, President of Filtra-Systems Company. “We have a proven track record when it comes to providing industrial PFAS removal systems, and now you can trust that your water at home is PFAS-free thanks to this new easy-to-install filter system that offers the same results on a much smaller scale.”
Filtra-Systems is a Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc. (CNI) company. CNI regards water as the most valuable resource on our planet. Together we are focused on removing PFAS from water to help preserve and protect as much of our population as possible.