Walking alone at night is a frightening experience for almost all women. They constantly look behind their shoulder to make sure they aren’t followed. And once they reach their homes and see the familiar faces of their loved ones, they heave a sigh of relief. But for some women, home is as dangerous as outside.
The country’s first human biomonitoring study found that women in the Calabarzon region are highly exposed to per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) which have been linked to breast cancer. PFAS are found in household products and in the waste of electronic factories that thrive in the region.