What are PFAS chemicals?
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, Teflon and many other chemicals. PFAS chemicals, also known as Forever Chemicals, have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United States since the 1940s. PFOA and PFOS have been the most extensively produced and studied of these chemicals. Both chemicals are bioaccumulative making them very persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning they don’t break down and they can accumulate over time!