Rosamaria Loures is a contributor on Mongabay.
Sarah Sax is an journalist with over 3 years experience reporting on environmental issues around the world. She has experience in TV and production and previously worked for VICE News Tonight on HBO's climate desk. Sarah has a masters in environmental science, and has spent almost 10 years researching the nexus of forests, agriculture, and land rights.
The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a growing concern because of the many health impacts associated with exposure and their tendency to persist in the human body for months to years and in the environment for thousands of years.