PFAS or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a group of human-made chemicals that are used in many consumer and commercial products. They are often referred to as "forever chemicals" because they do not break down in the environment. Studies have shown a possible link between exposure to PFAs and significant health effects. In this podcast we review these forever chemicals. We discuss what they are, what they are used in and how to reduce our risk of exposure.
This episode was written by Drs. Dean Blumberg and Lena van der List.
- Healthy Children PFAS: Limiting Children’s Exposure to "Forever Chemicals"
- EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) Consumer Confidence Reports Drinking Water Quality
- NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) Search for certified filters
- EPA Fish and Shellfish Advisories and Safe Eating Guidelines
- CDC Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) Factsheet
- PFAs Central PFAS-Free Products
- EPA Reducing PFAS in Drinking Water with Treatment Technologies
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