PFAS forever chemicals
The City tests for chemicals in the water. They're known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Risks of PFAS
PFAS are a concern because they:
- Do not break down in the environment (they're often called “forever chemicals”)
- Can move through soils and contaminate drinking water sources
- Build up in fish and wildlife
- Can stay in the body for many years. Higher levels of exposure to PFAS may lead to health impacts.
Minneapolis PFAS results
You can download a fact sheet about our PFAS results in many languages.