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Teflon and ‘forever chemicals:’ The hidden toxins in your body

What do raincoats, pizza boxes, frozen vegetable packaging and nonstick frying pans have in common? They all contain perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS). Known as “forever chemicals” by experts, they could be damaging human health.

Roland Weber, an environmental consultant with the United Nations, describes them as “one of the most threatening chemicals ever invented.”

Some 4,500 human-made substances fall under the PFAS designation, and residues from this family of chemicals are now found across the globe — in soil, drinking water, food, animals and even inside the human body. Read more…