Speaking out for PFAS contaminated communities

The Coalition Against PFAS (CAP) represents communities around Australia contaminated by toxic PFAS chemicals.

PFAS

Toxic timebomb

PFAS is a man-made chemical used in manafactured goods since the 1950’s but now banned in numerous countries around the world due to its health risks. The chemical and its compounds are able to travel by water and air and doesn’t break down in the environment for many years.

In 2016 the German Human Biomonitoring (HBM) Commission advised that PFAS “was well proven, relevant, and significantly associated with” exposure to risks with fertility, pregnancy, birth weight, hormonal development, immunity and early onset of menopause.

Only now is the full-scale of the problem emerging in Australia as communities find their water supplies and land have been turned toxic due to PFAS leaking into the environment.

PROBLEM

A Range Of Serious Health Risks.

PFAS-related chemicals from dispersed firefighting foam at Defence Bases and civilian airports are leeching into the environment posing a range of serious health risks.

While the European Union warn about the danger of even low-level PFAS exposure and the United States has announced cleaning up PFAS contamination is a “national priority”, Australia continue to lag behind the world in confronting this crisis.

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.

Thousands of Australian families are in a nightmare not of their own making with their properties or water supply contaminated, their health at serious risk and properties unsellable due to PFAS chemicals leaking into their land.

What is PFAS
The Intercept

Toxic drinking water becomes key US election issue

THERE ARE JUST over 5,000 people in Rye, New Hampshire. So when Mindi Messmer heard that four of them — all children — had developed an exceedingly rare cancer, she knew something was gravely wrong.

The Australian

Concerns for NSW town after PFAS detected in waterways

Testing in May at Stony Creek and Swamp, near Maitland, detected concentrations that far exceeded the recommended level of PFAS for drinking water.

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