PFAS Found In "Water-resistant" Soft Goods

Manufacturers Using Compounds Containing Toxic Chemicals

12 Feb 2022 by Local Press Report
SEATTLE WA, United States

A new study released today by Seattle-based nonprofit Toxic-Free Future finds toxic chemicals in most products labeled stain- or water-resistant, with 72% testing positive for PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). Items that were found to contain “forever chemicals” include rain jackets, hiking pants, mattress pads, comforters, napkins, and tablecloths. Erika Schreder, study author and science director for Toxic-Free Future said: “When companies use PFAS to make products stain- or water-resistant, they are using chemicals that contaminate homes, drinking water, and breast milk with highly persistent chemicals that can cause cancer and harm the immune system.”

Source: Toxic Free Future

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