22. Can I water my plants and garden with PFAS-contaminated water and eat that produce?

The health risk of watering plants with PFAS-contaminated water is uncertain. It depends on many factors, including: 2 

  • level of PFAS in the water
  • how often you are watering
  • produce type: leafy green, root vegetable, fruit, etc.
  • plant type: species
  • how much water evaporates from the plant 
  • soil conditions: organic carbon, clay content, etc.

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1. 20. What can residents, businesses, and visitors can do to prevent exposure to PFAS?
2. 21. Should I stop growing and eating vegetables using co-compost that may have PFAS?
3. 22. Can I water my plants and garden with PFAS-contaminated water and eat that produce?
4. 23. How can I limit my exposure to PFAS in my garden?
5. 24. What are the PFAS levels in fertilizer and other soil products coming onto the Island?
6. 25. Waste Options Nantucket makes products for beneficial re-use. What are they?
7. 26. Is it safe to shower using domestic well water that contains PFAS?
8. 27. Is it safe for me to bathe my baby using domestic (private) well water that contains PFAS?
9. 28. What can I do as a private well owner to remove PFAS from my water?
10. 29. Am I at risk if I drink or drank water with PFAS above health standards?
11. 30. Is there a way to test my or my family’s blood serum levels for PFAS?