What Are PFAS?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a group of nearly 5,000 compounds with bonds so tight that they are almost indestructible, earning them a reputation as “forever chemicals.” Used to make products stain-, grease-, and water-resistant, PFAS can get into water during manufacturing or when products degrade in landfills. Risks include high cholesterol, some cancers, and learning delays in children.

WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?

STAIN-RESISTANT

FABRIC

NONSTICK

PANS

FAST FOOD

PACKAGING

CR’s Test Results

46

TOTAL PFAS

(parts per trillion)

80

samples were over

CR’s recommended

total PFAS maximum of 10 ppt

60

40

20

over 10 ppt

0

120 SAMPLES TESTED

What Are PFAS?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a group of nearly 5,000 compounds with bonds so tight that they are almost indestructible, earning them a reputation as “forever chemicals.” Used to make products stain-, grease-, and water-resistant, PFAS can get into water during manufacturing or when products degrade in landfills. Risks include high cholesterol, some cancers, and learning delays in children.

WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?

STAIN-RESISTANT

FABRIC

NONSTICK

PANS

FAST FOOD

PACKAGING

CR’s Test Results

46

TOTAL PFAS

(parts per trillion)

80

samples were over

CR’s recommended

total PFAS maximum of 10 ppt

60

40

20

over 10 ppt

0

120 SAMPLES TESTED

What Are PFAS?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a group of nearly 5,000 compounds with bonds so tight that they are almost indestructible, earning them a reputation as “forever chemicals.” Used to make products stain-, grease-, and water-resistant, PFAS can get into water during manufacturing or when products degrade in landfills. Risks include high cholesterol, some cancers, and learning delays in children.

WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?

STAIN-RESISTANT

FABRIC

NONSTICK

PANS

FAST FOOD

PACKAGING

CR’s Test Results

46

TOTAL PFAS

(parts per trillion)

80

samples were over

CR’s recommended

total PFAS maximum of 10 ppt

60

40

20

over 10 ppt

0

120 SAMPLES TESTED

What Are PFAS?

CR’s Test Results

46

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a group of nearly 5,000 compounds with bonds so tight that they are almost indestructible, earning them a reputation as “forever chemicals.” Used to make products stain-, grease-, and water-resistant, PFAS can get into water during manufacturing or when products degrade in landfills. Risks include high cholesterol, some cancers, and learning delays in children.

80

TOTAL PFAS

(parts per trillion)

samples were over

CR’s recommended

total PFAS maximum of 10 ppt

60

40

20

over 10 ppt

WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?

0

120 SAMPLES TESTED

NONSTICK

PANS

FAST-FOOD

PACKAGING

STAIN-RESISTANT

FABRIC

What Are PFAS?

CR’s Test Results

46

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a group of nearly 5,000 compounds with bonds so tight that they are almost indestructible, earning them a reputation as “forever chemicals.” Used to make products stain-, grease-, and water-resistant, PFAS can get into water during manufacturing or when products degrade in landfills. Risks include high cholesterol, some cancers, and learning delays in children.

TOTAL PFAS

(parts per trillion)

80

samples were over

CR’s recommended

total PFAS maximum of 10 ppt

60

40

WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?

20

over 10 ppt

NONSTICK

PANS

FAST-FOOD

PACKAGING

STAIN-RESISTANT

FABRIC

0

120 SAMPLES TESTED