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

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Researchers at Stockholm University and ETH Zurich University found that the water is unsafe due to the presence of forever chemicals. The study was published last week in the journal "Environmental Science and Technology". Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of human-made chemicals 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.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

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2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The IndependentThe Independent

Rainwater everywhere on Earth contains cancer-causing ‘forever chemicals’

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2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Global NewsGlobal News

‘Forever chemicals’ have made rainwater ‘unsafe to drink’ globally, says study - National

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2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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USA TodayUSA Today

Rainwater is now unsafe to drink worldwide because of 'forever chemicals,' study suggests

A family of human-made chemicals, PFAS, are now found in every corner of Earth. Their presence has made rainwater unsafe to drink, a study suggests.

1 month ago·United States
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