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Apr 27, 2023 David Sirota
On this week’s Lever Time: the potential links between “forever chemicals,” pro athlete deaths, and products found in your home.
🎧 LEVER TIME: Did AstroTurf's “Forever Chemicals” Cause The Deaths Of Pro Athletes?

In the new episode of our weekly podcast Lever Time, David Sirota speaks with Philadelphia Inquirer journalists Barbara Laker and David Gambacorta about their recent blockbuster investigation, which details how chemicals found in the AstroTurf at Veterans Stadium may be linked to the deaths of six Philadelphia Phillies baseball players.

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The three discuss how hazardous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” are now being discovered in a variety of different products. They also unpack why the conditions at Veterans Stadium may have been uniquely hazardous — and what, if anything, is being done to regulate PFAS.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

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