‘I don’t know how we’ll survive’: the farmers facing ruin in America’s ‘forever chemicals’ crisis

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

But disaster struck in December. The couple learned the farm’s previous owner had decades earlier used PFAS-tainted sewage sludge, or “biosolids”, as fertilizer on Songbird’s fields. Testing revealed their soil, drinking water, irrigation water, crops, chickens and blood were contaminated with high levels of the toxic chemicals.

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