How to protect yourself from ‘forever chemicals’

By Saul Elbein | The Hill | March 14, 2024

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“Forever chemicals” are everywhere — but there are significant steps consumers can take to protect themselves against the toxic substances, leading environmental engineers said.

“We are living in a mega-experiment,” Mohamed Ateia Ibrahim, an environmental engineer at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), told attendees Tuesday at South by Southwest.

For decades, the government has implemented few regulations on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, a vast class of degradation-resistant chemicals linked to a staggering array of health impacts, he said."