PFAS found in school uniforms

By Jenna Sachs | FOX6 News Milwaukee | October 28, 2022

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"We send our kids to school every day and expect them to be safe. But what if they’re exposed to potentially dangerous chemicals before they even get out the front door? 

As Consumer Reports explains, the fabric of some school uniforms could be loaded with what’s called "forever chemicals." 

Millions of children wear them every day: school uniforms.

And according to a recent study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, some uniforms have higher levels of potentially dangerous PFAS chemicals than other types of children’s clothing tested, such as bibs, hats, and swimsuits. 

PFAS are known as forever chemicals because they essentially never break down naturally. hey’re often added to products to make them waterproof, stain-resistant, or nonsticking."