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Asked & Answered: PFAS Q&A with Kyla Bennett

by Modern Farmer | June 7, 2024
PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are chemicals that are used commercially for their nonstick or waterproof properties. The problem is that they don’t readily break down and have been associated with harmful health conditions. Today, these chemicals can be found everywhere. ...

The EPA Just Passed the First-Ever Federal Regulations for ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water. Here are the Top Five Things You Need to Know.

by Modern Farmer | May 29, 2024
Last month, the EPA passed its first-ever legally enforceable drinking water standards on a handful of PFAS—a group of chemicals used to make non-stick coatings and products that resist heat, oil, water and more. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are toxic chemicals and are often ...

PFAS: Behind the Label

In previous coverage, we’ve told you about PFAS—per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances that don’t readily break down and can accumulate in humans, causing serious health problems. And then we told you about some of the ways you can reduce your own personal exposure to these chemicals ...

You’ve Already Been Exposed to Toxic PFAS. But You Can Take Steps to Minimize Future Exposure.

by Modern Farmer | December 20, 2023
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly abbreviated as PFAS or “forever chemicals,” are ubiquitous. They have also been associated with debilitating health impacts, such as cancer, birth defects, liver disease, kidney disease and more. This can make it overwhelming to know what ...

Toxic PFAS are Everywhere, and Remain Largely Unregulated

The Haw River cuts through North Carolina’s Piedmont region from its source in Forsyth County. The river is undeniably beautiful. But per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly abbreviated as PFAS, are not visible to the naked eye. PFAS are chemicals that have been linked to ...
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