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PFAS, the “forever chemicals” made simple

In our work at Clean Water Action we throw around a lot of statistics and chemical names which, if you’re not used to hearing them, all sound pretty much like “ethyl-methyl-bad-stuff.” Sometimes that’s really all you need to know: “there’s something bad there – stay away.” 

But one group of chemicals you really should know about is PFAS, aka “Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances”, aka “the forever chemicals.” To keep it simple, we’ve boiled down the facts for you in this handy infographic. Check it out!

Infographic_PFAS_Clean Water Action

Want to dig deeper?  You can learn more about PFAS at https://cleanwateraction.org/features/pfas-forever-chemicals.