What are PFAS and Why Are They a Problem?

PFAS are a group of synthetic chemicals that have been widely used in various industries and consumer products since the 1940s. They are also known as "forever chemicals" because they do not break down easily in the environment or the human body.

PFAS can contaminate drinking water sources, soil, air, and food, and can cause adverse health effects such as cancer, liver damage, immune system disorders, and developmental problems. They are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Safe Drinking Water Act, but the current standards are not legally enforceable and may not be protective enough for public health.