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There’s a new reason to be concerned about PFOA and PFOs, toxic chemicals used in nonstick pans, waterproof products, and firefighting foam.
Internal studies and other documents show that 3M knew by the 1970s that PFOA and PFOS were toxic and accumulating in people's blood.
The EPA doesn't want to hear from people who have PFOA and other PFAS chemicals in their drinking water.
While the dangers of PFOA and PFOS are widely known, very little is known about the other chemicals in their class, PFAS.
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.
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.
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.