In this video, Matt, Michael, and Brian discuss the importance of filtering water and the risks associated with contaminants. They specifically address the discovery of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), known as forever chemicals, in tap water supplies. These chemicals do not break down over time and have been linked to various health issues, including liver damage, thyroid disease, decreased fertility, high cholesterol, obesity, hormone suppression, and cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a maximum allowable amount of PFAS in tap water, but many other chemicals are not addressed. Filtering water at the point of use, including in gardens, is crucial to limit exposure.
The video introduces Mike's filtration products, which use activated carbon block technology to absorb volatile organic contaminants (VOCs), including PFAS. They emphasize the importance of being aware of the chemicals present in local water supplies and highlight the newly launched GrowMax Water Hydro Site as a resource for learning more about garden water quality. Brian shares his own experience of testing his city tap water and discovering various chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, pathogens, bromine, and nanotechnology in it. Overall, the video emphasizes the significance of filtering water to protect health and ensure the safety of water used for consumption and gardening purposes.