PFAS: The ‘Forever Chemicals’ You Couldn’t Escape if You Tried

By Isabella Grullón Paz | The New York Times | April 12, 2022

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"Based on nothing more than their name, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances certainly don’t sound like something you’d want to find in your burger wrapper. But according to a recent investigation by Consumer Reports, they’re very much there — as well as in your salad bowl, fry bag and sandwich wrap.

So what are these virtually indestructible compounds, created in a lab in 1938 by a 27-year-old chemist? And how worried do you need to be about them?

This is what you should know about PFAS."