Everything you need to know about ‘forever chemicals’

What’s so strong that only a lightning bolt can break it and can be found in non-stick cookware, raincoats, microwaveable popcorn bags, some cosmetics and even in us? Rachel Clare explores the murky world of “forever chemicals” to find out what our government is doing about them and how you can minimise your contact with them.

Navigating the maelstrom of toxins modern life exposes us to can be a fraught business. Over the years I’ve limited my use of plastics containing BPAs (potentially bad), I’ve worried about electromagnetic radiation from Wi-Fi (not a thing). I even stopped using deodorants with aluminium in them for a while, and was hugely relieved when claims about them causing Alzheimer’s or cancer were debunked – no more social anxiety…

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