Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in school uniforms


21 Sept 2022

More than a third of children’s clothing tested in a study detected PFAS, which are used to make textiles stain resistant.

The study, published in the Environmental and Science Technology journal, detected the chemicals in 65% of school uniforms, rain gear, snowsuits, snowshoes, mittens, bibs, hats and stroller covers tested, and at levels authors characterized as “high”.


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