Asset managers are joining forces to pressure major U.S. companies to stop producing products that contain “forever chemicals” that have a deleterious impact on a human’s health.
About 47 institutional investors, including Aviva Investors and Storebrand Asset Management, coordinated the campaign to target chemical companies that still produce these chemicals, including DuPont, 3M, and Dow, according to the Financial Times.
“Most companies are taking little to no action to phase out hazardous chemicals despite the risks to public health and the environment,” Sonja Haider, a senior adviser at ChemSec, told the paper. “They are turning a blind eye to an unfolding pollution crisis.”
ChemSec accused these companies of doing very little to correct the trend and noted that just four of the 54 companies still producing these chemicals are putting plans into place to phase out these chemicals—none of which are in the U.S.
There are more than 4,700 types of these chemicals. The researchers in the study found that there is “consistent evidence for PFAS hepatotoxicity from rodent studies, supported by associations of PFAS and markers of liver function in observational human studies.”
ALT, or alanine aminotransferase, is also elevated in humans with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which excess fat builds up in the liver, according to USC. The elevated levels suggest a possible link between PFAS and “the dramatic and unexplained rise in NAFLD in recent years.”
TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has reported extensively on these chemicals and how they have been found in the bloodstream of 97 percent of Americans. (See “WORRIED ABOUT COVID? 3M, DUPONT SUED OVER ‘FOREVER CHEMICALS,” “FOREVER CHEMICALS,’ FOREVER DEADLY” and “EPA LOWERS WHAT IT CONSIDERS TO BE SAFE LEVELS OF ‘FOREVER CHEMICALS’ IN DRINKING WATER.”)
We’ve also noted how detrimental these chemicals can be on your health. (See “HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS COULD DEVELOP LIVER DISEASE DUE TO ‘FOREVER CHEMICAL’ FOUND IN NON-STICK PANS, TAKEOUT CONTAINERS.”)
Analysis published in Environmental Health Perspectives, said scientists believe that in the next decade, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease will become the leading reason for liver transplants. The report said about 25 percent of the world’s population has the disease.
The report said nearly all Americans are exposed to PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The PFAS can be found in the air or drinking water and the chemicals stay in the bloodstream for a lifetime.
The New York Times also reported that PFAS are in rainwater, soil, sediment, ice caps, and outdoor and indoor plants.
“It’s in the Arctic. It’s in the polar bears. It’s in trees. It is at the bottom of the ocean,” Keith Vorst, an associate professor at Iowa State University who studies the levels of PFAS in products, told the paper. “We have literally polluted our planet.”
Recently published reports said these chemicals were found in nearly every river in South Carolina and in Washington state’s drinking water. They were also recently found in groundwater samples in Honolulu.
Some local municipalities have invested millions into filters to try and eliminate these chemicals from drinking water.
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 risk factors.
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.