PFAS lurking in waterways pose hidden threat to health

By Roxana Saberi and Analisa Novak | CBS News | May 2, 2023

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"Songbird Farm in Maine was once brimming with life and potential, but now, it stands as a mere shell of its former self. Adam Nordell and his wife Johanna purchased the 44-acre farm in 2014 with dreams of cultivating organic produce and raising a family. Little did they know, their idyllic land was infested with toxic chemicals called PFAS.

The persistent chemicals — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — have been linked to a range of health problems, including certain forms of cancer. 

Nordell said he didn't know what the chemicals were. The reality soon hit him hard as he discovered that PFAS are a family of compounds that persist in the environment for extended periods, earning them the nickname "forever chemicals." 

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