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Researchers find harmful ‘forever chemicals’ in pesticide used against mosquitoes in Maryland

By March 25, 2021March 30th, 2021PFAS in the news

Lab tests ordered by environmental groups found harmful chemicals, called PFAS, in a pesticide that Maryland uses for its mosquito control program, the groups said Thursday.

PFAS — per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances — are known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in nature, and they’re found in all kinds of products, from nonstick cookware to firefighting foams. Read more…