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‘Forever chemicals’: the hidden threat from the toxic PFAS on your shelf

Used in everything from cosmetics to food packaging, PFAS also show up in paint (as a binding agent and to give a smooth finish), wood lacquers (for repelling oil and water, and stain resistance) and sealants. They are used in the top layer of solar panels, artificial grass and firefighting foams. More:

‘Forever chemicals’: the hidden threat from the toxic PFAS on your shelf  –  The Guardian
Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)  –  US NIH
Raining PFAS: Amount of PFAS found is outpacing legacy contaminants  –  Great Lakes Now

PFAS in human milk

Study finds alarming levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in US mothers’ breast milk  –  The Guardian
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Breast Milk: Concerning Trends for Current-Use PFAS (Research abstract)

PFAS in articles and products

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ are contaminating plastic food containers  –  The Guardian
Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ widespread in top makeup brands, study finds  –  The Guardian
PFAS in Building Materials  –  Green Science Policy Institute
The use of PFAS and fluorine-free alternatives in fire-fighting foams (Report)  –  ECHA/Wood

PFAS Environmental Transport

A Map of European Emissions and Concentrations of PFOS and PFOA (Research abstract)
Global transport of perfluoroalkyl acids via sea spray aerosol (Research article)
Spatial and Temporal Trends of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Global Ocean and Coastal Waters (Research article)
Investigating the Uptake and Fate of Poly- and Perfluoroalkylated Substances (PFAS) in Sea Ice Using an Experimental Sea Ice Chamber (Research article)
Deposition of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ on Mt. Everest (Research abstract)Used in everything from cosmetics to food packaging, PFAS also show up in paint (as a binding agent and to give a smooth finish), wood lacquers (for repelling oil and water, and stain resistance) and sealants. They are used in the top layer of solar panels, artificial grass and firefighting foams. More:

‘Forever chemicals’: the hidden threat from the toxic PFAS on your shelf  –  The Guardian
Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)  –  US NIH
Raining PFAS: Amount of PFAS found is outpacing legacy contaminants  –  Great Lakes Now

PFAS in human milk

Study finds alarming levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in US mothers’ breast milk  –  The Guardian
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Breast Milk: Concerning Trends for Current-Use PFAS (Research abstract)

PFAS in articles and products

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ are contaminating plastic food containers  –  The Guardian
Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ widespread in top makeup brands, study finds  –  The Guardian
PFAS in Building Materials  –  Green Science Policy Institute
The use of PFAS and fluorine-free alternatives in fire-fighting foams (Report)  –  ECHA/Wood

PFAS Environmental Transport

A Map of European Emissions and Concentrations of PFOS and PFOA (Research abstract)
Global transport of perfluoroalkyl acids via sea spray aerosol (Research article)
Spatial and Temporal Trends of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Global Ocean and Coastal Waters (Research article)
Investigating the Uptake and Fate of Poly- and Perfluoroalkylated Substances (PFAS) in Sea Ice Using an Experimental Sea Ice Chamber (Research article)
Deposition of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ on Mt. Everest (Research abstract)

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