‘Forever Chemicals’ May Have Polluted 20 million Acres of US Cropland, Study Says
Source: https://www.earthisland.org/, May 10, 2022
By: Tom Perkins
About 20 million acres of cropland in the United States may be contaminated from PFAS-tainted sewage sludge that has been used as fertilizer, a new report estimates.
PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of about 9,000 compounds used to make products heat-, water-, or stain-resistant. Known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t naturally break down, they have been linked to cancer, thyroid disruption, liver problems, birth defects, immunosuppression, and more. Read more.