Fact Sheet: How “Forever Chemicals” Can Harm Children’s Health in North Carolina

January 2020

Ensuring children’s healthy growth and development should be a priority for all North Carolinians. Ending childhood exposure to hazardous pollutants like PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” is one way to protect kids’ long-term health.

The state of North Carolina and the US EPA have not yet set restrictions on PFAS, even though the chemicals are contaminating drinking water for over 250,000 residents of southeastern North Carolina.