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PFAS in Drinking Water Factsheet

This ODH factsheet answers many common questions about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, including:

  • What are PFAS and how do they get into drinking water?
  • Can I get sick from drinking water that contains PFAS?
  • How do I know if my drinking water has PFAS in it?
  • Can PFAS be removed from water?
  • Where can I get more information?

Local health departments are encouraged to print these factsheets for distribution in the event of a public health incident involving PFAS.


This factsheet may be updated periodically as new scientific information becomes available or as regulations change. You can find the date of the most recent updates to this factsheet inside the PDF.


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