What and Where is PFAS?
What are PFAS chemicals? PFAS, short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as Forever Chemicals, are long-lasting chemicals that break down slowly over time. Since the 1940s, they have been widely used in commercial production for their resilience to stains, water and heat. However, these qualities that make it useful are also part of the problem. Why are PFAS bad? Most health studies have focused on PFOA, PFOS, and a handful of other PFAS chemicals