Greeks weigh in as NSW reviews water standards amid cancer chemical concerns


New South Wales will review the quality of the state’s drinking supply after the United States cut the maximum level of cancer-causing so-called ‘forever chemicals’ allowed in its drinking water.

The maximum limits for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water in the US was amended to four parts per trillion under recent regulatory changes. Australia’s drinking water guidelines, set in 2018, allow 560 parts per trillion of PFOA and 70 parts per trillion of PFOS.

Builders Peter Fertakis and Greg Ioannou from Sydney’s St George area said they were not surprised upon hearing recommendations that Australian water standards be lifted.

Man Pouring Himself Water
Filtered water is on the rise.

“People shouldn’t be in hysterics about it,” Fertakis told The Leader.

“Everyone has grown up drinking tap water – I did, but now that I’ve been exposed to it, I’ve gone to filtered water and will never go back. It’s not the end all be all, but if you can do it, you should, and it should be more accessible.”

Fertakis and Ioannou met at university and launched All Home Filtration, a small business that sets up water filtration in people’s homes. They said inquiries have grown substantially in recent days.

Source: The Leader.




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