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.

Skin Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Linked to Billions of Chronic Diseases

Today many people are exposed to a wide range of toxins, such as ozone, nanoparticles, microplastics, household cleaning agents, pesticides, enzymes, emulsifiers, fine dust, exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke and countless chemicals in the air, food and water–all of which are now believed by scientists to harm the epithelial barrier and are subsequently responsible for up to two billion chronic, non-infectious diseases including allergic conditions, inflammatory bowel disorders, celiac disease and even Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s disease, autism spectrum disorders and chronic depression.