Liver disease: ‘Forever chemicals’ linked to increased risk of condition

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Costello adds: “We are exposed to PFAS in so many ways – through water, food, and products we use. It can be very difficult for individuals to control their own exposure.”

Despite the prevalence of PFAs in circulation, Costello says the world must look for a way to remove them from the environment and phase them out so exposure is reduced.

Evidence linking PFAs to liver disease comes as a new mysterious form of liver disease is spreading around the world.

Children, most of them under the age of five, are becoming infected and falling seriously ill with a new strain of acute hepatitis.



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