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PFAS are the ‘forever chemicals’ few of us know about

In this video, Brett Walton, a reporter for the climate change data literacy organisation Circle of Blue, draws our attention to the harmful substances most likely lurking in our kitchen cupboards.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of ‘forever chemicals’ manufactured and used in a range of applications, including food packaging, water repellants, make-up and even in drinking water.

Because they don’t break down, we’re finding them everywhere, and, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to 70 parts per trillion of PFOA and PFOS – two of the thousands of PFAS-containing chemicals – is potentially dangerous to human health.

View the original video here.

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