Industry knew about risks of PFAS 'forever chemicals' for decades before push to restrict them, study says

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 22:03 in Biology & Nature

Makers of PFAS, a class of chemicals used in everything from cookware to food containers and makeup, knew the substances were toxic as early as the 1970s and obscured the danger, according to a new study based on industry archives held at the University of California.

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