What to do with PFAS: the ‘forever chemicals’

Cosmos Magazine


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PFAS – often called the ‘forever chemicals’ – refers to a range of incredibly durable and long-lasting chemicals. 

They’re found in a bunch of everyday products including tupperware, cookware and fabrics.  

Concern is growing over how widespread they’ve become and the impact they could have on the environment and human health.  

Dr Sophie Calabretto talks to Cosmos Magazine journalist Ellen Phiddian about the far reach of PFAS and methods to potentially break down these ‘forever chemicals’. 

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