PFAS can be found in soil, river sludge, groundwater and drinking water. Although these chemical, carcinogenic substances, also known as Forever Chemicals or PFCs, are found almost everywhere these days, fortunately there is some good news. According to the most recent lab results from Eurofins, there are no PFAS in Pineo!
Pineo is located far above the industrial border and is surrounded by nature reserves
Pineo is pure, “wild” water, which rises in a continuous flow of about 25,000 liters per hour from the bottom of the mountain at an altitude of 1,100 meters. The water is bottled and filled on site. There is no industry in a 15-20 km radius around Pineo. The landscape is rugged and natural, with many grazing sheep and horses, and is protected by the government.
In Belgium and NL, we ingest PFAS through food and drinking water
People in the Netherlands and Belgium get too much PFAS through food and drinking water, according to the RIVM and VMM, which can damage the immune system and cause cancer. However, removing PFAS from drinking water is very difficult. To remove (most of) PFAS, you need very fine membrane filtration. That is an expensive technique that uses a lot of energy. Few drinking water companies therefore use membrane technology.