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As regulators propose restrictions on their use or manufacturing, Pentagon officials have told Congress that eliminating the chemicals would undermine military readiness.
“These chemicals can increase the risk of various different health outcomes and they can alter your biological pathways… That is important to know so that we can better prevent exposures and mitigate risks.”
“...we’re talking about a chemical that has managed to find its way into the blood of almost everything on the planet and almost every person in the United States.”
"The industry used several strategies that have been shown common to tobacco, pharmaceutical, and other industries to influence science and regulation—most notably, suppressing unfavorable research and distorting public discourse."
The results of the recent tests suggest that at least some of the agricultural products are being contaminated with PFAS from unknown sources.
“The results we obtain from these real-world field studies will allow us to further optimize the technology and have it ready."
Researchers have found PFAS in the bodies of wild animals everywhere they’ve looked. Now they’re beginning to understand the health effects.
PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ disrupt biological processes in developing adolescents, first-of-its-kind study...
“Together, our findings raise the possibility that increased risk of metabolic disorders associated with PFAS exposure are caused by alterations in thyroid hormones and mediated by changes in lipid metabolism.”
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.