How do you get PFAS in your system?
By breathing in contaminated air, drinking contaminated water, and eating contaminated food. The Guardian recently conducted an analysis of water samples collected in nine different cities in the United States, and found that the water test used by the EPA is so limited in its scope — it only detects 30 types of PFAS compounds — that it likely misses high levels of PFAS pollutants. This means regulators do not have a clear picture of PFAS contamination in the U.S. “There are so many PFAS that we don’t know anything about, and if we don’t know anything about them, how do we know they aren’t hurting us?” Kyla Bennett, policy director at the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told The Guardian. “Why are we messing around?”