PFSA’s Quietly Seeping Into The Environment

Lucy Crisetig There are thousands of individual PFAS chemicals. They’re a complex, and continuously expanding group of manufactured compounds widely used to make everyday products more resistant to stains, grease, and water. They’re used to keep food from sticking to cookware, make clothes and carpets resistant to stains, and create firefighting foam that is more […]

How “Forever Chemicals” Might Impair the Immune System

Carolyn Beans How “forever chemicals” might impair the immune system Stain-resistant carpets and nonstick pots were once the epitome of “better living through chemistry,” their space-age properties conferred by molecules known as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). But in the early 2000s, researchers began to discover that PFAS were somehow reaching the far- thest corners […]

Urgent Canadian Action is Needed on PFAS – the Forever Chemicals

Bev Thorpe The class of chemicals called PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) are often referred to as ‘the forever chemicals’ because they are highly persistent in the environment and will take hundreds if not thousands of years to disappear from the soil and groundwater where they accumulate … As we now know, two substances in […]