Frequently Asked Questions
Is Westfield water safe to drink?
Why does my water smell or look funny, and what should I do about it?
Whether you are on municipal water or private water, there are several different reasons why the water coming out of your tap might have a distinct color or odor. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP) and the University of Georgia (UGA) have put out some great information guides on these topics.
What type of water filter(s) should I use?
Where / How can I find PFAS-free consumer products?
PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
EWG Verified Personal Care Products Page - includes skin care, makeup, sun care, baby items, cleaning products, etc.
Ingerdients to AVOID if you're looking to reduce PFAS exposure:
EWG's list: PTFE (Teflon), Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Perfluorodecalin, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Octafluoropentyl, Methacrylate, Perfluorohexane, Pentafluoropropane, Polyperfluoroethoxymethoxy Difluoroethyl Peg Phosphate, Polyperfluoroethoxymethoxy Peg-2 Phosphate, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Perfluorononylethyl Carboxydecyl Peg-10 Dimethicone, Perfluorodimethylcyclohexane, Perfluoroperhydrophenanthrene
Green Science Policy Institute's List of Ingredients to AVOID (even though they don't have -fluoro- in the name): - acrylate - methacrylate - methicone - dimethicone - synthetic mica - synthetic fluorphlogopite - various pigments
PFAS Central's List of PFAS-Free Products (includes Outer Wear, Apparel, Shoes, and Personal Care)
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