PFAS InformationPFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) are man-made chemicals found in a number of everyday products including nonstick cookware, fast food wrappers, cosmetics, and many other items. They are used due to their resistance to heat, oil, water, and stains. Known as "forever chemicals" PFAS chemicals resist breaking down even many years after the items that contain the chemicals have been discarded. Because of this, PFAS chemicals continually accumulate in soil and water, in the food we eat, and even in our own bloodstream. They have been associated with health threats, including an increased risk for some cancers. Scientists continue to look for ways to reduce PFAS pollution and develop products that can be used in place of PFAS.
Resources with more information about PFAS include the following:
What Are PFAS?
Kentucky PFAS Info Page
Kentucky House of Representative Resolution Declaring PFAS Awareness Day
PFAS Strategic Roadmap: EPA's Commitments to Action 2021-2024