Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) and Home Treatment
Also referred to as Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
For information on point-of-use water treatment, carbon filters, and water testing for perfluorochemicals in Dakota and Washington Counties, please see the information below.
Point-of-Use Water Treatment
The evaluation below was finalized by MPCA, MDH and West Central Environmental Consulting in September 2016. This evaluation provides information about an inexpensive, easily installed, point -of-use carbon filter option for filtering drinking water at a sink faucet.
The activated carbon and reverse osmosis treatment technologies described in the following reports are expected to perform as described. At this point, Minnesota Department of Health has not evaluated other technologies for PFC removal. You should contact a water treatment specialist to make sure the filter model you choose meets your needs.
MDH Evaluation of Point-of-Use Water Treatment Devices for Perfluorochemical Removal Final Report - Summary (PDF) - July 2008, Final Report: Summary
MDH Evaluation of Point-of-Use Water Treatment Devices for Perfluorochemical Removal Interim Report (PDF) - January 2008, Two-Page Information Sheet
Lab Analysis for PerfluorochemicalsDakota County: Testing Well Water
Washington County: Private Well Water Testing Information
MDH/Site Assessment and Consultation:
(651) 201-4897 or 1 (800) 657-3908.