Rainwater everywhere on Earth unsafe to drink due to forever chemicals
According to new research, rainwater almost everywhere on Earth is considered unsafe to drink, due to the PFAS, also known as ‘forever chemicals’.
Forever chemicals are Per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a large family of human-made chemicals that don’t occur in nature. They are called “forever chemicals” because they can stick around in the environment for decades.
PFAS are used in a wide range of consumer products due to their ability to repel both grease and water, including paper and cardboard food packaging, textiles, cosmetics and electronics.
The health risks of being exposed to these substances have been researched widely. Scientists say that they could be linked to fertility problems, increased risk of cancer and developmental delays in children. Find out more info here.