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FDA reports that PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” are NOT a health concern for customers, but other public health experts aren’t convinced

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s main responsibility is ensuring that the food, drugs, cosmetics and other products sold in the country are safe for human health. Unfortunately, there are lots of ways they’re failing the public, especially when it comes to a group of chemicals known as PFAS. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, were found in a recent FDA analysis in multiple levels of the American food supply chain. The group is made up of nearly 5,000 synthetic chemicals that have been used since the 1940s. Valued for their ability to resist heat, oil and water, they’re used across a broad range of products. For example, they can be found in nonstick cookware, dental floss, firefighting foam, fast food packaging and stain-resistant fabrics and carpets. Read more....

 

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