PFAS are a type of toxic chemical used in many of the products we come into contact with every day, including food packaging. That’s a problem because PFAS chemicals can leach out of packaging, into the food, and then into our bodies. Research has linked PFAS to serious health risks, including liver damage, birth defects and cancer. To make matters worse, PFAS have been given the nickname “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in our bodies or in the environment. So the more they get used, the more they build up and the bigger risk they pose to our health.