Swedish researchers who have been studying so-called “forever chemicals” for over a decade released a study earlier this month that said there is no longer rainwater on Earth that is safe to drink according to contamination guidelines.
The scientists at the University of Stockholm published the study on 2 August in the journal Environmental Science & Technology and found rainwater across the planet now contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has reported extensively on these substances and how they are found in products that are no doubt in your home or being consumed by you as you read this. (See “PFAS CONTAMINATION MORE WIDESPREAD” (28 Jan 2020), “HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS COULD DEVELOP LIVER DISEASE DUE TO ‘FOREVER CHEMICALS’ FOUND IN NON-STICK PANS, TAKEOUT CONTAINERS” (10 May 2022) and “EPA LOWERS WHAT IT CONSIDERS TO BE SAFE LEVELS OF ‘FOREVER CHEMICALS’ IN DRINKING WATER” (21 Jun 2022).
We reported in 2020 that besides the chemicals, pesticides, and industrial poisons pumped and sprayed into the earth, water, air, and food, the Defense Department has cited 401 bases in the U.S. that release the firefighting foam-containing chemical perfluoroalkyls (PFAS), toxic chemicals that are in drinking water in cities and suburbs across America… including some of the country’s largest metropolitan areas.
PFAS are a group of over 4,000 synthetic chemicals that have been produced by industries since the 1940s. They are primarily used in fire retarding foams, non-stick cookware, water repellents, waterproof clothes, carpets, textiles, and take-out containers.
These toxic chemicals do not break down naturally and accumulate over time in humans, animals, and the overall environment. But their most common source is groundwater.
These chemicals contain carbon and fluorine atoms, which is one of the strongest bonds on Earth and will not break down for more than 1,000 years. Because they take such a long time to break down and are so difficult to destroy, PFAS are often referred to as “forever chemicals.”
The researchers from Stockholm said they have evidence that PFAS have spread through the entire atmosphere and there is no place on Earth that has not been touched, Business Insider reported. PFAS have been discovered in Antarctica and in Arctic sea ice, the report said.
The report said these chemicals can be released into the air and can “leach into ocean water and get aerosolized in sea spray. From there, they spread through the atmosphere and fall back to Earth in rain.”
“Based on the latest U.S. guidelines for PFOA in drinking water, rainwater everywhere would be judged unsafe to drink,” one of the researchers said.
He was referring to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement in June that the “forever chemicals” found in drinking water are more dangerous than previously assumed and slashed the levels of what is considered to be safe consumption.
TRENDPOST: For well over two years, the mainstream media massively scared the hell out of the world’s population with its COVID War and the non-scientific political science draconian mandates they imposed on citizens across the globe.
Yet, there is little mention of extremely deadly PFAS levels in commonly used products as well as the deadly chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, artificial ingredients, and other deadly poisons massively injected into the air, earth, water, and what we eat and drink.
We reported earlier this year that the EPA issued nonbinding health advisories that set health risk thresholds for PFOA and PFOS to near zero. In 2016, the guidelines were set at 70 parts per trillion.
Emily Donovan, director of the Clean Cape Fear advocacy group, told The Wall Street Journal at the time that there is “no safe level for PFAS and science is telling us they don’t belong in our tap water.”
“There are still thousands of other PFAS out there. It’s time to regulate these ‘forever chemicals’ as a class and set an enforceable [limit] at 1 ppt,” she said.
Ian Cousins, the lead author of the study, told the AFP that the chemicals are now “so persistent” they may never leave the planet.