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Chemicals

‘Forever Chemicals’ Show Up in Rainwater, Remote Antarctic

12 August 2022

A recent study published by the American Chemical Society found traces of the PFAS group of chemicals – nicknamed ‘forever chemicals’ for not decomposing in the environment -- in rainwater around the world. Water in Antarctica and the Tibetan Plateau, which were rarely touched by humans, exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) health advisory level.

Perflouroalkyl and polyflouroalkyl substances, PFAS, are a group of thousands of chemicals used to make non-stick surfaces like Teflon pans and make other things stain repellent. They repel grease, oil, water and heat. You can find them used in cookware, clothes, cosmetics, food packaging and fire suppression foam.

PFAS have been linked to increased risk of cancer, decreased fertility, increased cholesterol and obesity, reduced ability of the immune system to fight infections, interference with the body’s natural hormones, and suppression of the vaccine response.

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