The Hill: Toxic chemicals also dangerous to our food

In an important report last year, The Hill brought light to how PFAS (poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances) are harmful to what we drink and eat.

PFAs are a class of chemicals used to add stain and water resistance to consumer products and some food packaging. They have also been widely used in firefighting foams.

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According to the article, exposure to several PFAS increases the risk of some cancers, may interfere with children’s learning and development and is associated with increased cholesterol levels. PFAS have a distinctive carbon-fluorine bond that prevents them from readily breaking down, making them extraordinarily persistent once released in the environment and earning them the moniker of “forever chemicals.”

The article also states: “With rising levels of cancer and neurodevelopmental problems nationwide, we must act to protect our food supply from this widespread chemical contamination. We should all be able to enjoy summer ice cream and more without fear of PFAS contamination.”