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    PFAS 101: Everything You Need to Know About ‘Forever Chemicals’

    PFAS 101: Everything You Need to Know About ‘Forever Chemicals’

    You may have heard them by many names: forever chemicals, PFAS, toxins … they all fall under the technical terms per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Called PFAS for short, these chemicals have earned the nickname forever chemicals because they are long-lasting, taking incredibly long times to break down. In the environment, like in soil or water, PFAS may never fully break down.

    Hundreds of Thousands More U.S. Service Members Exposed to Toxic Forever Chemicals Than DOD Acknowledges, Report Finds

    Hundreds of Thousands More U.S. Service Members Exposed to Toxic Forever Chemicals Than DOD Acknowledges, Report Finds

    The Department of Defense (DOD) has underestimated how many U.S. service members were exposed to potentially unsafe levels of forever chemicals in the drinking water served on military installations, a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found. While the DOD put the number of exposed service members at 175,000 a year at […]

    3M Says It Will Stop Making and Using Forever Chemicals by End of 2025

    3M Says It Will Stop Making and Using Forever Chemicals by End of 2025

    As awareness grows about the health impact and prevalence of the environmental toxins known as forever chemicals, could the corporate tide finally be turning against them? U.S.-based conglomerate 3M announced Tuesday that it would stop its use and manufacture of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by the end of 2025. “This is a moment that […]

    Boston Bans Astro Turf, Which Is Linked to Forever Chemicals

    Boston Bans Astro Turf, Which Is Linked to Forever Chemicals

    Boston has become the largest municipality in the U.S. to ban astro turf in city parks.  The reason? The artificial grass is made with the toxic forever chemicals known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are linked to a host of negative health effects from cancer to immune suppression to reproductive problems. “The city has a […]