What are PFAS?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of man-made chemicals used to make many everyday products such as waterproof clothing, stain-resistant furniture and carpets, to-go restaurant containers, and non-stick cookware. PFAS are also present in some firefighting substances and other industrial processes. They have been in use since the 1940s and as a result of their widespread use, they are found in the environment worldwide. PFAS have been referred to as “forever chemicals” because they do not biodegrade in the environment.

Additional information about PFAS and what you can do to prevent exposure is below. 

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