5. How can I help decrease PFAS pollution on the Island?

The best action you can take to decrease PFAS pollution on the Island is to purchase less PFAS-containing products. This can be challenging because products like food packaging materials, non-stick cookware, stain resistant carpet treatments, water resistant clothing, cleaning products, paints, varnishes and sealants, waxes, and cosmetics may have PFAS in them.  Other products such as fertilizers and compost may contain PFAS compounds. Purchasing PFAS-free alternatives to these products will help decrease the amount of additional PFAS entering the Island.

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1. 1. What are PFAS chemicals?
2. 2. Where can PFAS be found?
3. 3. Are there references that provide levels of PFAS measured in everyday products?
4. 4. Why is Nantucket concerned about PFAS?
5. 5. How can I help decrease PFAS pollution on the Island?
6. 6. I live near the Airport. Where can I find information for the PFAS testing there?