‘Forever chemicals’ found in nearly 60% of children’s ‘waterproof’ or ‘stain-resistant’ textiles


Studies are showing that PFAS can be found in most clothing, pillows protectors, and bedding materials and some are even labelled “Eco or Non Toxic”.

This article from The Guardian shows details about new testing that was done by the research group Silent Spring and published in the Environmental Science and Technology journal that many textiles use PFAS as water or stain-resistant coating.

PFAS in textiles can get into the body via several routes. The chemicals are volatile, meaning they can break off from the products to which they’re applied, then move through the air and be breathed in. They can also attach to dust that’s breathed in or ingested, or they can be absorbed through the skin.


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