How to Protect Yourself and the Environment from PFAS Chemicals

PFAS chemicals are used in many consumer products, including non-stick cookware, water-resistant clothing, and firefighting foam.

PFAS chemicals are harmful to humans and the environment. They can cause cancer, developmental issues, and harm wildlife.

PFAS chemicals can enter the environment through manufacturing, use, and disposal of products that contain them.

To protect yourself, avoid using products that contain PFAS chemicals, such as non-stick cookware and water-resistant clothing.

Use natural alternatives to PFAS-containing products, such as stainless steel or cast iron cookware and clothing made from natural fibers.

If you suspect that your drinking water contains PFAS, use a water filtration system that is specifically designed to remove these chemicals.

If you work in an industry that uses PFAS-containing products, follow proper safety procedures and dispose of them properly.

To protect the environment, properly dispose of products that contain PFAS chemicals, such as non-stick cookware, in designated hazardous waste facilities.

Be mindful of the waste you produce and reduce your overall consumption of products that contain PFAS chemicals.

Support policies and regulations that restrict the use of PFAS chemicals and encourage the development of safer alternatives.

By taking these steps, you can protect yourself and the environment from the harmful effects of PFAS chemicals.