Looking to avoid toxic 'forever' chemicals? Here's your best chance of doing so.

By Daryl Austin | USA TODAY | June 7, 2024

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"Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, collectively known as PFAS, consist of more than 12,000 man-made chemical compounds that are used in a wide range of everyday products. These include take-out containers, drinking straws, outdoor clothing, medical devices, food packaging, cosmetics and most products advertised as being greaseproof, waterproof, flame retardant, or nonsticking. 

Despite being produced by manufacturers since the 1940s, PFAS are known to be damaging to the environment and to humans, leading to tighter government oversight regarding their use – especially in and around municipal water sources. 

Independent of this improved regulation, the chemicals can also often be at least partially avoided through conscientious consumer practices."

This content provided by the PFAS Project.