January 27, 2018
Reprinted January 29, 2018 at EcoWatch
2018 NATJA Gold Award: Eco, Environmental or Volunteer Travel – Online
Winter gear earned a bad rep in the early 2000s. Scientists discovered that the perfluorocarbon chemicals (PFCs) present in synthetic waterproofing materials were not only linked to cancer and infertility, but could also take more than four years to flush out of winter-coat-wearers’ tissues. What’s more, PFCs’ persistent residues pose a grave threat to our waterways.