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PFAS In Carbonated Water; Should You Be Worried?

A new research study by Consumer Reports has revealed that almost all carbonated waters sold in the US are contaminated with PFAS, or so-called “forever chemicals”.

PFAS, short for per- and ployfluoroalkyl substances are mad made chemicals used on a variety of packaging.  These chemicals are known carcinogens and are also a cause of low birth weight in newborns and well as altered immune function.  They are referred to as “forever chemicals” because they are stored in the body’s fatty tissue and are not excreted in the sweat or urine (although I’m curious about the breath).

Carbonated water is popular among dieters and the health conscious as a substitute for soda, juice, etc.

Is PFAS in our bottled water really something we should be worried about?

Obviously, the ideal amount of these chemicals in our water would be 0, but we don’t live in that world anymore, and the amount detected in the research was in the parts per TRILLION.  

You’ll find the same, or similar levels of heavy metals and PFAS in pretty much most drinking water, and even spring water these days, and the effects of uncontrolled blood sugar from drinking regular soft drinks or juices will kill you a lot faster. In my book that effectively makes the results of this new study TBU:  true, but useless.