Children wearing stain-resistant school uniforms may be exposed to potentially dangerous levels of “permanent chemicals,” according to a new study.
Millions of school children in the U.S. and Canada alone may be exposed to potentially harmful levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or forever chemicals, through their uniforms, research published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Science and Technology found. are .
“Children are a vulnerable population when it comes to chemicals of concern, and no one knows that these textiles are being treated with PFAS and other toxic chemicals,” said study co-author Graham from the University of Notre Dame in the US. said Peaslee.