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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.
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.
New data suggests that the safety threshold for PFOA in drinking water should be as low as .1 parts per trillion, according to a top U.S. toxicologist.
Brazil is exploiting a loophole in an international treaty that allows it to manufacture and export a pesticide containing the dangerous chemical PFOS.
País usa brecha legal para fabricar e vender pesticidas com PFOS, ligado a câncer e infertilidade. Convenção em Genebra pode mudar a situação nesta semana.