A new study of school uniforms in the U.S. and Canada found that they contain forever chemicals, or PFAS.
School uniforms are made to be stain resistant. The chemicals that are added to make them stain resistant contain forever chemicals.
Scientists are not saying that these uniforms harm children but they expressed concern because forever chemicals have been linked to all manner of health issues from fertility to obesity. But constant exposure to the skin, the largest organ in the body, is clearly of concern.
In the UK, uniforms are reportedly PFAS-free. Also, if you meet my middle daughter, you’d see that there is no such thing as stain-proof.