Defense Department officials are pushing back against health concerns raised by environmental groups and regulators over the use of PFAS in products such as uniforms, batteries, and microelectronics, KFF Health News has reported.
PFAS, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are chemicals that resist grease, oil, water, and heat, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
Known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in the environment and can build up in the human body, PFAS have been associated with such health problems as cancer.
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