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- PFAS are stable and ubiquitous in the environment.
- People are exposed to PFAS in many different ways, including through common household materials, food packaging, carpet, apparel, textiles and paper.
- While consumer products and food are a large source of exposure for most people, drinking water can be an additional source in communities where PFOA/PFOS are found in groundwater used as drinking water.
- Greater than 99% of the Unites States population has either PFOA or PFOS in their blood serum. 95% of the United States adult population has background levels of up to 21,700 ppt for PFOS and 5,700 ppt for PFOA. (https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/pfas/pfas-blood-testing.html).
- Essentially, PFOA/PFOS are virtually everywhere and in virtually everyone to some degree.
- PFOA/PFOS have even been found in low population areas such as wildlife in the arctic and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula rivers.