Q. With reference to PFAS (Per and polyfluorinated alkyl substances), consider the following statements:
1.PFAs are used to make nonstick cookware.
2.They are called forever chemicals.
3.PFAs are used as an alternative to other disease-causing chemicals.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

Explanation –

Statement 1 and 2 are correct. PFAs are used to make nonstick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain-resistant fabrics, cosmetics, etc. They are called “forever chemicals” because they do not naturally break down.

Statement 3 is incorrect. PFAs itself are disease causing chemicals. Varieties of health risks that are attributed to PFA exposure include decreased fertility, developmental effects in children, interference with body hormones, increased cholesterol levels and increased risk of some cancers.

Source: ForumIAS