Rainwater everywhere on Earth unsafe to drink due to ‘forever chemicals’, study finds | Euronews

Rainwater almost everywhere on Earth has unsafe levels of ‘forever chemicals’, according to new research.

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of human-made chemicals that don’t occur in nature. They are known as ‘forever chemicals’ because they don’t break down in the environment.

They have non-stick or stain repellent properties so can be found in household items like food packaging, electronics, cosmetics and cookware.

But now researchers at the University of Stockholm have found them in rainwater in most locations on the planet – including Antarctica. There is no safe space to escape them.

 

Source: Rainwater everywhere on Earth unsafe to drink due to ‘forever chemicals’, study finds | Euronews

5 thoughts on “Rainwater everywhere on Earth unsafe to drink due to ‘forever chemicals’, study finds | Euronews”

    1. It is depressing – no more looking up and taking a drink in the rain. I don’t know yet if stream water, or well water can still be trusted. Look for big push in self-testing kits in near future – sad.

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