Fluorochemical History

Created around WW2, per or poly fluorochemicals used on products such as food packaging to impart grease/water-resistance or nonstick coating (Teflon)

Commonly referred to as PFAS, PFOS, PFOA, PFC’s etc. There are thousands of different fluorochemicals

PFAS are also used in popcorn bags, shoes, rugs,  rain jackets/fabrics, firefighting foams, etc.

Why is this a problem?

Exposure to these chemicals even at low levels are linked to numerous health concerns; cancer, fertility problems, thyroid disease, decreased immune system in children, reduced hormone function.

PFAS chemicals pass through wastewater treatment systems, bioaccumulate in humans/animals.

Humans can become exposed if fast food packaging contains PFAS; Hot food triggers the rapid release of PFAS chemicals and they leach into our food and bodies.