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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.
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.
The Trump EPA is executing an old tobacco industry scheme to dismantle the federal government’s ability to protect the public from cancer.
A strategy report submitted to the European Commission maps out a comprehensive attack on PFAS chemicals, which have contaminated water around the world.
Linda Birnbaum, former head of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, says she was barred from saying PFAS is a cause of human disease.
Betsy Reed hosts this week’s Intercepted. Guests include whistleblower Edward Snowden, The Intercept’s Naomi Klein, Sharon Lerner, and more.
New PFAS compounds present many of the same threats associated with PFOA, PFOS, and the other chemicals they replaced.