December 9, 2022

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

A Ubiquitous ‘Forever Toxin’ Can Cause Liver Cancer—4 Ways to Avoid It

A ubiquitous substance that can cause liver cancer can be found in water, food wraps, shampoo, and non-stick pans. It is the toxin known as “forever chemicals”—per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
 
Not long ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reduced the recommended standard limits for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)—members of PFAS—in drinking water by more than a thousandfold. Its 2016 health advisories for PFOA and PFOS were both 70 parts per trillion (or 70 ppt), and the recently updated health advisories for PFOA and PFOS are 0.004 ppt and 0.02 ppt, respectively.
An increasing number of studies show that PFAS are very toxic. The latest research in August 2022 further discovered that such substances can cause liver cancer….
Source: The Epoch Times