By Nadia Kounang, CNN –
PFAS chemicals are known as “forever chemicals,” a family of potentially thousands of synthetic chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment and in our bodies. PFAS is short for perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances and includes chemicals known as PFOS, PFOA and GenX.
Persistent chemicals, persistent health effects
Regulators take some action
CNN’s Susan Scutti and Michael Nedelman contributed to this report.
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