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Accumulating impacts of PFAS

by Mary McCarthy, Sep 29
1 minute read

New studies are shedding light on the long-term impacts on food and water safety of per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, commonly referred to as “forever chemicals.”

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So what?

A recent study found that it is now unsafe to drink rainwater around the world because of the growing presence of PFAS, commonly used in the production of countless items today, from food packaging to waterproof clothing. PFAS have also been found in food products, notably accumulating in milk after dairy farms in Maine. State and Federal government agencies are working together to support farmers that have lost their livelihoods from PFAS contamination and help prevent further contaminated products from reaching consumers.



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