PFAS (PFOS and PFOA)
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), are a group of man-made chemicals widely used in consumer and household products. Manufacturers like PFASs due to their ablity to repel water and oil and to resist heat. PFASs are found in food packaging, Teflon and other stain and water-repellant products, cleaning products, polishes and waxes, and firefighting foams. They are found in the drinking water in some places. They are also in living organisms such as fish, as well as in human tissues. PFAS chemicals have been used since the 1950s. In the late 2010s, they were identified as an emerging threat to public health.
PFAS chemicals are organic chemicals, which means they contain the element carbon....Read more