U.S. Military Leaving Behind PFAS, Other Highly Toxic Chemicals in Afghanistan

Some of the military bases the U.S. is leaving behind in Afghanistan are filled with toxic chemicals that can pose serious health and environmental problems, including substances that increase the risk of cancer and other diseases..  What is worse: these toxic sites may never get a full cleanup.

U.S. military does ‘clandestine burning’ of toxic PFAS forever chemicals in low-income neighborhoods

Researchers have just released a report revealing that between 2016 and 2020, the U.S. military oversaw the “clandestine burning” of more than 20 million pounds of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in low-income communities around the country.

Tooth Decay Linked to Toxic Chemical PFAS: New Study

Scientific studies have demonstrated that PFAS is a toxic chemical and numerous adverse health consequences have been linked to it including some kinds of cancers (especially breast, testicular and prostate cancers), liver problems, heart disease, hormonal disruption, low birth weight and numerous other health problems including thyroid problems, high cholesterol, kidney problems, prostate problems and fertility problems.  Now, another adverse health consequence has been added to that list: tooth decay in children.