Can I use my water to mix my babies’ formula?

GenX & PFBS

The health advisory levels were calculated for the most sensitive populations, e.g., infants. If the GenX or PFBS is below the advisory level, then it is not expected to increase risk of health effects and can be used.

PFOA & PFOS

The new EPA health advisory levels for PFOA and PFOS are below levels that can be detected with current commercial laboratory testing. Therefore, any detection of either PFOA or PFOS in drinking water could represent an increased health risk and we would recommend using an alternate source or filtered water.

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1. What is PFAS?
2. What are the health advisory levels for PFAS compounds?
3. What is the difference between an interim and final health advisory level?
4. Will EPA release an enforceable regulation for GenX in drinking water?
5. How do I know if my drinking water contains PFAS?
6. PFAS (PFOA, PFOS, GenX, PFBS) has been detected in my water. Is it safe to drink?
7. PFAS (PFOA, PFOS, GenX, PFBS) has been detected in my water supply. Can I shower, bathe, wash clothes/dishes, water my plants, etc.?
8. Can I use my water to mix my babies’ formula?
9. PFAS (PFOA, PFOS, GenX, PFBS) has been detected in my water supply. Is it safe for pets or animals?
10. What health effects should I be worried about?
11. How can I be exposed to PFAS?
12. What can I do to reduce my exposures to PFAS?
13. Is there one location where PFAS studies are summarized?