“What we are talking about here is the active permitting… of PFAS-contaminated sewer sludge being spread over farmland to create food that we then consume. It’s literally creating a mechanism to get PFAS to bioaccumulate in human tissue.” — Anna Kelles, NY assembly member



Sewage sludge containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, spread as fertilizer on New York fields sickens farmers, contaminates crops and threatens consumer health, according to a report issued Thursday by the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter.