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DE Lab Working to Seek Out, Destroy Harmful PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’

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Zoë Read
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WHYY
Research associate Jess Anton prepares samples with automated sample preparation equipment.

For decades, PFAS have tainted the water, air, and soil in this region and across the country. These so-called “forever chemicals,” found in consumer products and firefighting foam, can stay in the human bloodstream for years, causing cancer and other health problems.

One nonprofit lab in Delaware is working to seek out PFAS and destroy them. WHYY’s Zoe Read has more.

(Original air-date: 11/10/21)

Zoë Read is WHYY’s watershed reporter. She joined WHYY in 2015 as a multimedia reporter covering Delaware news for the web and FM.