All Fish Tested From Michigan Rivers Contain ‘Forever Chemicals’ - Study

"Researchers found PFAS chemicals – used to make products resistant to heat and water – in all samples of 12 species of fish"

"All fish caught in Michigan rivers and tested for toxic PFAS contained the chemicals – and at levels that present a health risk for anyone eating them, according to a new study.

Researchers checked 100 fish samples that represented 12 species in the Huron and Rouge rivers.

PFAS are a class of about 12,000 compounds used to make products resistant to water, stains and heat. They are known as “forever chemicals” because they do not naturally break down, and they have been linked to cancer, high cholesterol, liver and kidney disease, fetal complications and other serious health problems in humans.

The chemicals are thought to be polluting drinking water for more than 200 million people, and the study is the second this year to suggest widespread contamination of freshwater US fish."

Tom Perkins reports for the Guardian February 24, 2023.

Source: Guardian, 02/28/2023