Plastic Bottles Leach PFAS. Study Found “Levels Millions Of Times Above The EPA Advisory Limits For Drinking Water”

New study finds extremely high levels of toxic PFAS in plastic containers used to store ketchup, mayonnaise, cleaning supplies, and more.

New US Lawsuit Targets ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Plastic Food Containers, Tom Perkins, The Guardian, 27 December 2022

Heather Whitehead, a researcher on a forthcoming University of Notre Dame study that found PFAS in plastic consumer products, said testing found two PFAS compounds leached at levels millions of times above the EPA advisory limits for drinking water.

The FDA is not testing plastic food packaging for PFAS.

“We don’t think the EPA or FDA has any idea how widespread this is, or how much contamination this is resulting in, and that’s a problem,” [Kyla Bennett, former EPA scientist] said. “Why is it being left to NGO’s to do this?”

What are PFAS?

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of about 9,000 chemicals used across dozens of industries to make products resistant to water, stains and heat. Though the compounds are highly effective, they are also linked to cancer, kidney disease, birth defects, decreased immunity, liver problems and a range of other serious diseases.
At Least 12 Military Bases Contaminating Water Supply With Toxic PFAS, The Guardian, 6 June 2022

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