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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a collection of over 4700 man-made chemical compounds that contain carbon-fluorine bonds, one of the strongest chemical bonds in organic chemistry. They are highly persistent in the environment and will accumulate in the human body because they do not break down readily. These compounds are found in the environment at low concentrations around the world.

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