Health Update: Forever Chemicals Damage Children

Hello again everyone:

 This news is frightening, but at least we can do something about it. The news is that there is a class of chemicals called Forever Chemicals because they do not degrade much at all and seem to last forever. They have been found to significantly harm us and they have also been found everywhere and in everyone (99% of us!). You need to keep them out of your immediate environment. This quote from Medscape sums it up:

“Exposure to “forever chemicals” widely used in consumer products disrupts important biological processes in children and young adults, a new study says.

One key finding was that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, hurt thyroid hormone function, which affects growth and metabolism, said the study published in Environmental Health Perspectives. That could leave children vulnerable to numerous diseases later in life, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, the study said...

PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down easily over time and persist in water, soil, and the body. They’re used in numerous consumer products, such as nonstick cookware, stain-resistant carpeting, cosmetics, and water-repellent clothing. 

PFAS have previously been linked to a host of health issues, including decreased birth weights and immune system problems.”

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widely used in various manufacturing processes. Accumulation of these chemicals has adverse effects on human health, including inflammation in multiple organs…

Bottom Line:

It is important that you become aware of this issue and take steps to reduce your exposure. Please go to and search their site for information on PFAS, plus they have a free download all about PFAS’s and where to find and thus avoid them. It is a sad but true statement that in today’s toxic world we need to have part of our lifestyle focused on defensive living. Once you are on the EWG site, click on the tab that says ‘Consumer Guides’ and scroll down till you find one that is all about PFAS. There are a lot of other guides that will probably interest you too, and you may want to bookmark their site. Additionally, do a search on the site for the key word: PFAS. Along with a lot of fascinating information, you will find that this site has a veritable wealth of high value information. Please check them out and consider a donation to support their valuable work. Their motto is right on: Know Your Environment, Protect Your Health!


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