[Blog] New baby textile product tests show concerning levels of toxic ‘forever chemicals’
By Sydney Evans and Ketura Persellin | EWG | November 3, 2022
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"You may have noticed an uptick in media reports detailing new discoveries in various consumer products of the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS. They’re highly toxic and pervasive – and found in everything from drinking water to food packaging and many items we use every day.
Now you can add baby and children’s products to the list.
Earlier this year, EWG commissioned an independent laboratory to test for PFAS in baby and children’s textile products. The results showed fluorine, a good indicator of the likely presence of PFAS, in all 34 samples. Ten products with high fluorine levels were tested and confirmed to have detectable levels of individual PFAS for which testing methods exist."