Most communities have found out about PFAS-related contamination through articles in their local newspapers or letter-box drops from authorities.
This is despite the Department of Defence and local authorities often knowing that PFAS was contaminating their communities for many years prior.
What happens next is that people are told not to drink or have any exposure to water from their properties, as it may be contaminated. Not to grow or eat food such as fruit, vegetables, eggs or livestock from their property. And they’re advised to get a blood test which have typically showed levels of PFAS compounds, in their systems, that is significantly higher than the national / global average.