4. Why is Nantucket concerned about PFAS?

Concerns have been raised regarding human health and ecological risks associated with certain PFAS chemicals.  The Town of Nantucket is following the guidance and testing requirements of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) as it pertains to PFAS.  

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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?