PFAS are class of chemicals in products like food packaging and carpets to repel water, grease, stains; in firefighting foam used on military bases and commercial airports; in personal care products like waterproof mascara, eyeliners, sunscreen, shampoo, shaving creams. 97% of US population has PFAS in their bodies. In June 2023 Corporations 3M, DuPont, Chemours, and Corteva settled to pay $11.5 billion for cleanup expenses associated with PFAS. Scientists of these Corporations knew of the health and environmental hazards since 1970, kept this knowledge hidden, and made huge profits from manufacture and sale for a half century. Ultimate clean up cost in US projected to be $62 billion. PFAS are only an example of Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals used worldwide. Other major EDCs are many pesticides. This book will illustrate how industries have proliferated use of these chemicals, while knowingly hiding their hazards, and will definitely make the connection of the exponential growth of the world's LGBTQ population with exposure to pesticides over the past four generations.
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