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There are ‘forever chemicals’ in our drinking water. Should standards change to protect our health?

By Ian A. Wright, Associate Professor in Environmental Science, Western Sydney University
Today’s news coverage reports potentially unsafe levels of “forever chemicals” detected in drinking water supplies around Australia. These include human-made chemicals: perfluorooctane sulfonate (known as PFOS) and perflurooctanic acid (PFOA). They are classed under the broader category of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS chemicals.

The contaminants found in our drinking water are the same ones United States authorities warn…The Conversation

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