What Are PFAS?

PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are highly-toxic man-made “forever” chemicals that have migrated into the air, soil, and water. The strength of the carbon-fluorine bond makes them nearly impossible to destroy, making environmental remediation difficult.

Today, nearly all Americans have PFAS in their blood, with over 200 million people potentially drinking PFAS-impacted water; PFAS have been linked to cancer, immune-system disruption, thyroid disease, elevated cholesterol, fertility impacts, low birth rate, and damage to the liver and kidneys, posing grave health concerns on a global scale. 

PFAS are introduced into the environment in three main ways. 

PFAS Production
Manufacturers producing PFAS have limited means of properly disposing and treating their PFAS-polluted wastewater.
Commercial Products
PFAS are prevalent in everyday products, ranging from takeout containers and cosmetics to kitchenware and fire fighting foam.
PFAS enter the environment as byproducts from disposal efforts.

Tackling Complex PFAS

Current peer-reviewed toxicological studies indicate that exposure to PFAS have been linked to:
Developmental effects or delays in children
Increased risk of some cancers (testicular, pancreatic, etc.)
Pregnancy complications
Immune system impacts
Decreased fertility
High Blood Pressure 
Hormonal Impacts
Increased cholesterol levels
Increased risk of obesity

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