“Regrettable substitutions”: Why it’s hard to ban “forever” chemicals, according to experts

Teflon is probably the most famous of the “forever chemicals,” but it is far from alone among them. Although one would hope that governments would heavily regulate a product linked to serious health issues like cancer, high blood pressure and infertility, chemicals known as PFAS (short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are largely able to slip under the radar....

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