Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a broad class of chemical substances. The family of chemicals known as PFAS is very large, and there are more than 4,700 of these fluorine-based compounds. Because of its non-stick, water repellence, anti-grease, low friction, stable and durable properties it will not easily degrade in the natural environment. PFAS is extremely persistent and may last for thousands of years in nature, and is also very mobile and can be transported far from its original source. As such, it is termed "forever chemicals".
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