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7.5 million Californians drink water with toxic ‘forever chemicals’

7.5 million Californians are drinking water tainted with highly-toxic ‘forever chemicals,’ study finds PFAS are highly-toxic chemicals used in making products oil- or water-repellent Examples are non-stick cookware and stain-resistant fabric  They nicknamed ‘forever chemicals’ because they never break down  PFAS get into ground water and can buildup in the human body so even trace… Read More »

Testing reveals PFOA chemicals in US food supply

Per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances1,2 (PFAS) are widely used chemicals that make products water-, oil-, grease- and stain-resistant. The chemicals are also used in firefighting foam. One type, perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, is commonly found in older nonstick cookware. PFOA and its cousin perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are associated with a wide array of health problems, including… Read More »