Michigan Radio: Am I at risk? How do you clean it up? A PFAS expert answers basic questions.


PFAS is an acronym for a group of industrial chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

They’ve been used since the ’50s, in everything from firefighting foam to fast-food paper wrappers to stain-resistant textiles and carpeting, waterproof shoes and boots, non-stick pots and pans, and more.

Studies have shown PFAS to be linked to various health problems — including a higher risk of some cancers.

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