"Forever chemical pollution" in EV batteries.

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Business Insider reports, "The most common type of EV battery is a growing source of 'forever chemical' pollution, scientists say."

"Some lithium-ion battery technologies use a class of PFAS chemicals, or per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, that helps make batteries less flammable and conduct electricity. Scientists found high levels of these PFAS in air, water, snow, soil, and sediment samples near plants that make those chemicals in the US, Belgium, and France, according to a peer-reviewed study in the journal Nature Communications.

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