Perfluorochemicals in Minnesota - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in Minnesota

Also referred to as Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) are a family of manmade chemicals that have been used for decades to make products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water. PFCs have been found in the groundwater in Minnesota. 

PFCs are “emerging contaminants.” This term describes contaminants about which we have a new awareness or understanding about how they move in the environment or affect public health. PFCs, like other emerging contaminants, are the focus of active research and study which means that new information is released periodically.

Topic Areas:

  • PFCs in Minnesota

    Information about where PFCs are found in the environment in Minnesota.

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Updated Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 04:20PM