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theguardian - 6 days ago

I tested my tap water, household products and cat for toxic forever chemicals

The extent of PFAS contamination is only now coming into focus. Here’s what I learned from investigating my homeThis story is co-published with Type Investigations After spending several months reporting on the PFAS crisis, I had an alarming realization: taco night might be poisoning me.I learned that the type of nonstick pans that I used to fry the fish usually contain the toxic chemicals, also called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Research alerted me to their use in some types of parchment paper, which I used to roll tortillas, while the aluminum foil in which I wrapped leftovers raised a red flag with its “nonstick” label. For dessert, I purchased cookies that a local bakery packed in the type of paper bags sometimes treated with PFAS, and the chemicals may have been in my tap water and fish. Continue reading...


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