Bluewater, a leading innovator in advanced water purification and beverage solutions, has called for the urgent classification of PFAS chemicals as an environmental risk factor after a recent study linked these endocrine disruptors to cancer in women.
The study, conducted by researchers from UC San Francisco (UCSF), the University of Southern California (USC), and the University of Michigan, concluded that exposure to certain endocrine-disrupting chemicals may contribute to the development of cancers in women, including those of the breast, ovary, skin, and uterus. The research found significantly elevated levels of these chemicals in the bodies of individuals who developed these types of cancer.
Bluewater’s founder and CEO, Bengt Rittri, a Swedish environmental entrepreneur, expressed concern over the presence of potentially harmful chemicals in drinking water sources worldwide. He highlighted the long-term health implications of exposure to these chemicals, which range from disrupting the endocrine system to increasing the risk of chronic diseases. Rittri described PFAS chemicals as a global environmental risk factor and emphasised Bluewater’s unwavering commitment to developing state-of-the-art water purification solutions that go beyond conventional technology.
PFAS chemicals, often referred to as “forever chemicals” due to their resistance to breaking down, have been identified as contaminants in water, food, and human bodies through products such as cookware, waterproof clothing, stain-resistant textiles, and food packaging. These chemicals can persist in the environment for decades, and it is estimated that nearly everyone on the planet has some level of PFAS in their bloodstream.
Bluewater is at the forefront of providing innovative water purifiers for residential, commercial, and recreational use, designed to remove toxic chemicals and other health-threatening substances, safeguarding communities, and empowering individuals with access to clean and healthy tap water. Bluewater’s water purifiers have undergone independent verification and have been shown to eliminate up to 99.99% of health-threatening PFAS chemicals, including PFOA, PFOS, PFBA, and PFBS.
In addition to addressing water contamination challenges, Bluewater is dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of single-use plastic bottles, which pose threats to oceans, rivers, and human health.
Bluewater’s chief scientist, Ahmed Fawzy, Ph.D., an industry expert, highlighted the effectiveness of Bluewater’s proprietary SuperiorOsmosis technology in addressing chemical pollutants in drinking water. Dr. Fawzy explained that Bluewater’s combination of filtration processes, including reverse osmosis, effectively removes virtually all known contaminants, including chemical pollutants like PFAS, providing consumers with greater confidence in the safety and quality of their drinking water.
Bluewater is committed to empowering women in the pursuit of safe drinking water, recognising that women and children are often the most vulnerable to the adverse effects of water contaminants. By offering accessible and reliable water purification solutions, Bluewater aims to alleviate the burden of securing safe water and create opportunities for women to thrive and succeed in their communities.
In addition to its cutting-edge technology, Bluewater prioritises sustainability in its products, engineering its water purifiers to be eco-friendly with minimal waste and energy consumption. This underscores Bluewater’s dedication to improving water quality while minimising its environmental footprint.
As part of its mission to raise awareness about the importance of clean drinking water, Bluewater will participate in trade conferences and expert panels in the coming months. Interested parties are encouraged to follow Bluewater on social media for updates and information on upcoming events.