If you wear contact lenses, you’ll want to pay attention to this latest discovery. Scott Belcher, a North Carolina State University researcher, had this to say: “You could consider the lenses almost pure PFAS.”
What are PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as “forever chemicals,” are among the most insidious contaminants facing Americans today according to experts like Dr. Roy Speiser, a Level-5 Water Quality Specialist, with a background in microbiology and biochemistry.
PFAS are called “forever chemicals” because they do not naturally break down, and are increasingly found in consumer products. In this case, all contact lenses tested were found to contain 50,000X more than the highest level deemed safe in drinking water by the EPA.
To find out how your particular contact lens brand fared in these tests, check out this article: The New York Post: Contact lenses contain dangerous levels of cancer-causing chemicals: study