- September 25, 2022
NIEHS influences national efforts to understand, solve PFAS problems
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A group of more than 9,000 manmade chemicals, PFAS have been used for decades in a variety of industrial and consumer products. Now found in drinking water, soil, and dust, researchers estimate they can be detected in 98% of Americans.
PFAS stay in the environment, rather than breaking down, due to chemical bonds within the molecules that are hard to split.
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