Are PFOA and PFOS harmful?

PFOA is a possible human carcinogen. If people ingest PFAS, through food or water that contain them, the PFAS can accumulate in the body. They stay in the body for long periods of time and the level of PFAS may accumulate to the point where people experience adverse health effects.

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1. What is PFAS?
2. Are PFOA and PFOS harmful?
3. Is there PFOA and PFOS in my water?
4. Is Monte Vista Water District monitoring for PFAS?
5. How will results of the PFAS sampling be made public?
6. Can PFOA and PFOS be removed from the water?
7. Where can I learn more about PFAS?