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Asian Americans Exposed To More ‘Forever Chemicals’ than Other Americans: Study

Posted on AllSides August 24th, 2023
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Asian Americans have the highest exposure to PFAS, aka “forever chemicals,” than any other US racial demographic, a new study finds.

The research, which uses exposures to estimate levels of the chemicals in people’s systems, shows that Asian Americans likely have 88% higher levels of PFAS than non-Hispanic Whites.

Individuals who live in households with high income brackets tend to have higher risks of exposure to PFAS than others, the study finds.

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