Americans exposed to harmful chemicals in drinking water

  • The environment cannot break them down
  • The human body cannot digest them
  • Various manufactured products are made of PFAS. These include- non-stick pans, fire retardants, and stain repellent products.

Scary, right? However, here are some simple steps to protect yourself from PFAS:

  • Try using stainless steel or cast iron in the kitchen.
  • If your drinking water contains PFAS above the level specified by the state government, find an alternative water source.
  • Avoid using grease-resistant paper found in food items like popcorn, takeout pizza, etc.
  • Always read the ingredient labels on personal care products. If it contains fluoro ingredients in them, it’s best not to use it. Common products with fluoro ingredients are:
  • Shampoo
  • Make-up products
  • Dental floss
  • Avoid using varnish, seals, and paints. Instead, use organic paints.

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