In my trying lately to find out from EPCOR Water what perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalykyl levels are in our drinking water, all I’m getting from them are suggestions that I look at the company’s water qualities report; that, and crickets. After perusing their latest report, it appears that EPCOR does not test for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalykyl contamination.
PFAS, which increases risk of cancer, kidney disease, thyroid conditions and auto-immune disorders, are common throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. They can also increase cholesterol and interfere with the body’s natural hormones. These compounds have been found to be much more prevalent than at first thought, especially in ground water around former military or current airfields, of which Arizona has many.
I’d like to suggest that EPCOR either test our water for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalykyl compounds and publish the results or provide the results they may already have concerning these deadly chemicals. For those interested in further reading on this subject, please refer to the Detroit Free Press for articles published in 2018 and 2019, or look up pfasproject.com/2018/10/15/your-questions-about-pfas-answered.
It’s worth your life to know.