It sounds good and the price is right, but the chemicals might not be

Do You Really Need that New Raincoat?

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Little sucks more than being caught in the rain. So, why are we suggesting you hold off on getting a new raincoat? The answer may surprise you. It has to do with what makes the coat itself waterproof. Often for coats to be impervious to water the outer layer is covered in a chemical that belongs to a family of chemicals we at Because Health affectionately call pretty freaking awful stuff - the technical term is PFAS.

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But, how often are you hiking in a downpour for 24 hours? Chances are not very often. So, when brands can come up with great alternatives that are free of nasty chemicals like PFAS, we are all for it. Learn more about what brands like @columbia1938 and @marmot are doing from outdoor mag, and check out some of our reasons why we want to stay away from PFAS when you can.
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