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UBC researcher applies for study of PFAS in British Columbia’s drinking water

PFAS contribute to health setbacks

August 11, 2022  By Ground Water Canada

Vancouver – An application has been made by a University of B.C. expert on PFAS to study how much of it may be found in the province’s drinking water. PFAS – otherwise known as forever chemicals – is toxic and used in rain gear and non-stick cookware. Rachel Scholes, an assistant professor in UBC’s department of civil engineering, said PFAS can lead to such health setbacks as immune suppression, cancer and cardiovascular disease. PFAS is no longer permitted in personal care products in Canada, but can still be used in manufacturing. Victoria Times Colonist report | READ MORE

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