[vc_section][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”5371″ img_size=”full”][vc_custom_heading text=”What is GenX?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Also known as GenX chemicals, these are fluorinated organic chemicals included in the larger group of chemicals known as “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.” GenX are the replacement chemicals for perfluorooctanoic acids (PFOA) to repace these toxic and carcinogenic chemicals. Unfortunately, the substitute chemicals also pose threats to human health as well as to the environment.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Is GenX Harmful?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]These safer alternatives for PFOA are as nearly toxic as the replaced chemicals. When they enter the water, they become threats to human health due to the various health issues associated with GenX.

According to studies, GenX causes the same health issues as perfluorooctanoic acids (PFOA), including the increased risk of getting cancer, liver damage, developmental issues, immune system problems, and hormonal effects.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Does Boiling Water Remove GenX?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Since GenX is a chemical compound, heating or boiling water does not eliminate it from the drinking water. The EPA recommends other water treatment techniques to remove the contaminant from the water.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Do You Remove GenX from Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The Environmental Protection Agency recommends the use of reverse osmosis (RO) to remove the chemical compound from the water source. Like any chemical compound, it can’t be removed with boiling the water. While granular activated carbon filters most chemicals and contaminants, there is no proven data on its effectiveness in removing GenX.

The use of a reverse osmosis unit can protect you from GenX and other potential contaminants in your water. Investing in a reliable water filtration system can help prevent future health issues while improving the quality of your drinking water.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar title=”List of Contaminants” sidebar_id=”cs-1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section]