AU: Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
Australian Government Department of Health: This page contains information regarding Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS have been found to have contaminated sites where there has been historic use of fire-fighting foams that contained PFAS. Over time, these chemicals have worked their way through the soil to contaminate surface and ground water, and have migrated into adjoining land areas.
Visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for more information.
Other news stories on PFAs:
- Army firefighting chemical exposure levels revised down by federal regulator, Isobel Roe / ABC news, 3 Apr 2017
- Agricultural produce from Katherine to be tested for toxic chemicals as part of Defence investigation, Daniel Fitzgerald / ABC News, 13 Apr 2017