How can I reduce my exposure?
As mentioned above, PFOA and PFOS are prevalent in our food, our air, our water and in products we use regularly. According to the EPA, most people have been exposed to PFOA and PFOS. To reduce your exposure it is recommended to avoid using common household products that contain these substances.
- Avoid stain-resistant treatments.
- Minimize use of packaged foods (examples include microwave popcorn bags and fast-food wrappers).
- Avoid personal-care products made with or containing ingredients that include the words “fluoro” or “perfluoro.”
- Avoid non-stick cookware.