PFOA Chemicals and Teflon

Teflon and PFOAs

Teflon is a brand name of a chemical coating, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). PFOA chemicals are used in the process of making Teflon. It was first made in the 1930s to create a non-reactive, nonstick surface. It’s known for its use in cookware, … Read More

Radioactive Waste in Washington State

Radioactive Waste in Washington State

For more than forty years, beginning in 1943, reactors located at the Hanford Site produced plutonium – a radioactive waste chemical – for America’s defense program. Hundreds of billions of gallons of liquid waste was generated during the Hanford plutonium … Read More

Private Well Water

Private Well Water

It is estimated that more than 13 million households rely on private well water for drinking water in the United States (US Census American Housing Survey 2017). The EPA does not regulate private wells nor does it provide recommended criteria or standards for … Read More

PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water

PFAS or ‘Forever Chemicals’

PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” because once released into the environment they do not break down, and they build up in our blood and organs. The Fairchild Air Force Base used these “forever chemicals” that have now contaminated the … Read More

What Are PFAS Chemicals

What Are PFAS?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals (EPA).  PFAS are persistent organic pollutants. They do not naturally break-down, but instead accumulate in the environment and in the … Read More