PFAS chemicals accumulate in our bodies and have been linked to harmful health effects including cancer, hormone disruption, immune suppression, reproductive problems, and developmental issues.
The CDC has found these chemicals in the bodies of nearly every American they have tested.
PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances) are a class of more than 9000 chemicals used to make products grease- or water-proof. They are commonly used in cookware, food packaging, outdoor apparel, carpets, and firefighting foams. PFAS are also widely used in industrial processes and then discharged into waterways. People are mostly exposed to PFAS through contaminated food and water.