PFAS Water

Cwiertny Speaks with News8 about PFAS Chemicals in Water


David Cwiertny, program director of the Environmental Policy Research Program, recently spoke with News8 about the long-term health consequences of Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS)-contaminated water in Buffalo, IA. Cwiertny emphasized that these chemicals can potentially lead to birth defects and cancer.  He also underscored that bottled water is not always a solution as it too can contain PFAS.  However, Cwiertny also mentioned that filters made of activated carbon and the pricier "reverse-osmosis" units may help remediate PFAS contamination.  He further encouraged citizens of Buffalo to educate themselves on the latest safe drinking water sources.  Watch the segment here.