Australia’s Contamination Crisis
Thousands of Australians have been unwittingly exposed to toxic PFAS chemicals leaking into the environment. The scale of contamination seeping from Government and other sites is only now being revealed.
The Coalition Against PFAS (CAP)
CAP’s role is to inform and advocate for impacted communities across Australia by highlighting the latest international news and research detailing the significant risks of PFAS to human health, animal welfare and the environment.
PFAS - Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid
What Is And Why Is It Harmful?
PFAS are man-made chemicals and compounds that were developed commercially in the 1950’s for use in a variety of consumer goods from non-stick kitchenware to waterproof clothing and even cosmetics, as well as many industrial applications.
Various studies have shown that PFOS can accumulate in our bodies and damage the internal organs of both animals and humans.
There are a number of investigations into PFAS-related contamination at 18 Department of Defence Sites around Australia, affecting over 5000 households.
In July 2014 the Oakey community was first made aware of PFAS contamination in ground and surface water.
Residents have faced water restrictions put in place when PFAS chemicals were discovered.
Residents have led the national debate and awareness on this issue since for three years.
LATEST NEWS & RESEARCH
C-8 Medical Monitoring Program
The most comprehensive PFAS study ever to occur by some margin – identified at least six serious diseases which were probably linked to PFOS exposure.
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension (pre-eclampsia)
- High cholestorol