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The presence of the PFAS chemicals in turf adds to growing concerns about the grass replacement that covers more than 1,000 acres around the country.
New PFAS compounds present many of the same threats associated with PFOA, PFOS, and the other chemicals they replaced.
According to a 2001 study sponsored by 3M, 12 samples of food from around the country tested positive for PFAS chemicals.
The evidence of PFAS in sludge comes just days after an FDA investigation revealed that the nonstick compounds had made their way into some foods.
Studies are showing high levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in breast milk that far exceed U.S. drinking water health advisory limits.
Such chemicals, like PFOA and PFOS, have been associated with cancers, hormonal disruption, obesity, and immune and reproductive problems.
Robert Bilott, who successfully sued DuPont over PFOA, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of everyone in the U.S. who has PFAS chemicals in their blood.
Betsy Reed hosts this week’s Intercepted. Guests include whistleblower Edward Snowden, The Intercept’s Naomi Klein, Sharon Lerner, and more.
The 3M-funded study is at odds with extensive scientific literature based on large populations of people who had been exposed to PFAS for years.
The chemical industry’s and the Trump EPA’s eagerness to phase out experimental testing on lab animals appears to be a sneak attack on chemical regulation.