Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Blood of Nearly Every Person Tested

Chemical Free Life

A new study looking at exposure to PFAS* “forever chemicals” in the US revealed that nearly all participants have multiple dangerous compounds in their blood–and most people have PFAS in their blood at levels that researchers say requires medical screening.

The study is one of the largest ever conducted. Scientists analyzed 1,500 blood samples from people living in the Cape Fear River basin in North Carolina** over several years. (Approximately 1 million people live in the Cape Fear River Basin.) It is the first study to recommend screening for cancers, kidney damage, heart disease and other health issues linked to the toxic chemicals, using newly developed physicians’ guidelines for PFAS exposure.

*PFAS chemicals (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are toxic to humans, animals and the environment. They are comprised of approximately 12,000 compounds. They are ubiquitous in the U.S., appearing in many consumer and industrial products including household…

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