Concerned and confused about PFOA’s also known as the forever chemicals?

We don’t blame you these toxic chemicals are all around us and just like their name implies they never go away!

These chemicals are commonly used in:

  • paper and cardboard packaging

  • food packaging

  • fire-fighting foam

  • stain-resistant carpet

  • water-repellent clothes

  • foams used to fight fires

  • industrial processes

According to the EWG
“Hundreds of everyday products are made with highly toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS. They build up in our bodies and never break down in the environment. Very small doses of PFAS have been linked to cancer, reproductive and immune system harm, and other diseases.”

Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)

Also known as “Forever Chemicals”

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are a group of chemicals used to make fluoropolymer coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. PFOA are dangerous because they are in the environment and do not break down. PFOA has been identified in bodies of water and in a variety of land and water animals.

According to Joel Beauvais, deputy assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water “Nearly all of us have small amounts of PFOA or chemicals like it in our blood because they are used in a number of consumer products, most people have been exposed to them.”

They can also get into the air, water, and soil as byproducts of the manufacturing process. Because these chemicals do not dissolve, they can be found in water or on the ground, and PFOA’s can travel many miles. PFOA’s chemicals have been found in our water supplies therefore, have contaminated our drinking water and water supplies in many communities.”

Now that the EPA is monitoring district water supplies around the country, we’re starting to see more how prevalent this chemical is in water, Walker says. Measurable amounts of PFOA have been found in drinking water in at least 29 states.

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