What are PFASs ?
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a diverse group of human-made chemicals used in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. PFASs have multiple fluorine atoms attached to an alkyl chain. There are total 4,730 distinct PFASs are known with at least three perfluorinated carbon atoms.
Research involving humans suggests that high levels of certain PFAS may lead to the following:
Increased cholesterol levels
Changes in liver enzymes
Small decreases in infant birth weights
Decreased vaccine response in children
Increased risk of high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia in pregnant women
Increased risk of kidney or testicular cancer