PFAS in Bottled water
According to CBS news: The sparkling water brand with the highest level of PFAS detected by Consumer Reports was Coca-Cola's Topo Chico, which is popular in western U.S. cities such as Austin, Texas.
It had PFAS levels of 9.76 parts per trillion, the testing found.
According to Consumer Reports' testing, the other sparkling waters besides Topo Chico that include measurable amounts of PFAS are:
California PFAS Ban
PFAS are man made toxic chemicals known as a forever chemical.
Risks of PFAS are relevant, since they sink into the groundwater or are released into the air.
They can travel and bioaccumulate, they build up in the human body over time.
PFOA, also known as C8 because of eight carbon molecules, is found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans.
High cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, pregnancy-induced hypertension, thyroid disease
testicular, and kidney cancer.
•1951 3M Started to sell PFAS to Dupont to make Teflon, found in many products including, non-stick pans!
•1981 3M knew that PFAS created birth defects and Dupont found that their employees had 7 birth defects among their employees. They have been dumping PFAS in the water for years without tracking.
•1993 It could have been replaced with a less toxic alternative, but they didn’t want to lose Teflon’s $1 billion in annual revenue.
•2015 Dupont promised to phase out C8, but they came out with another unsafe alternative: GENX, a different chemical under a different name: Chemours
EPA requires testing for chemicals only when it’s been provided evidence of potential harm. This self-regulating company rule is not enough!
❌Many brands have used this toxic material including:
•Shoe brand Wolverine used this chemical in its waterproof Hush Puppies
•Lululemon, The North Face, and Patagonia in some of their items.
•Starbucks, Subway, Chick-fil-A sold in their food wrappers
Learn more here: ewg.org/PFASMAP
🚫Avoid Teflon pans, waterproof fabric, clothing, and shoes!
👏To prevent companies continuing to sell us toxic PFAS undisclosed in products in fancy packaging, California stepped in on this fight with signed legislation that bans the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS from paper, paperboard, or plant-based food packaging, utensils, and paper straws, effective January 1, 2023.
The first step to consumer protection, and not towards company profit. Thank you, Gavin Newsom
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