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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of approximately 4,700 synthetic compounds used in everything from housewares to fire-fighting foam. PFAS persist in the environment and bioaccumulate, and studies have found that 97 percent of people have PFAS in their blood. Scientific studies show a number of these compounds are linked to human health issues.