Coca-Cola and Simply Tropical fruit juice have been hit with a class action lawsuit after the “simply natural” drink was found to contain levels of PFAS – “Forever Chemicals” – that exceed ‘safe’ limits hundreds of times over.
Incidentally, even mentioning ‘safe limits’ of PFAS – the collective name for around 12,000 chemicals linked to a number of serious health issues – is a contradiction of terms, after the EPA announced last year that no amount of PFAS is safe.
Forever Chemicals Under the Microscope
Back to Coca-Cola. Part of the legal case is the marketing emphasis on how pure the product is, leading customers to believe that they are drinking a safe, healthy product. What isn’t clear yet is at what stage of the manufacturing process the alleged high levels of PFAS contamination occurred, although the water it contains and the packaging itself are firmly under the legal microscope.
Whatever happens with Simply Tropical juice, other PFAS-related lawsuits are in the wings and look poised to cause headaches for investors worried about a future of wall-to-wall PFAS litigation.
Just How Bad are Forever Chemicals?
Forever Chemicals do not decompose naturally, hence their name. They are linked to many health impacts, including:
- Cancer (including testicular and kidney cancer)
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Hormonal disruption
- High cholesterol
- Fetal issues
- Hypertension (in pregnancy)
- Autoimmune diseases
- Reproductive issues
- Thyroid disease
Scary stuff, right?
PFAS/Forever Chemicals in the Waterways
Last year, the Waterkeeper Alliance identified PFAS in 95 out of 114 waterways tested in 34 states. In many cases, the levels exceeded the EPA’s Advisory Level. It’s not new news – we know that Forever Chemicals are everywhere. The takeaway is that if you want to avoid drinking PFAS, you need to make an active choice about it.
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