Per- and poly-fluoroakyl substances, also known as PFAS, are a group of manufactured chemicals that have been used since the 1950s in a range of common household products and specialty applications.
These chemicals are resistant to heat, oil, stains and water and are commonly found in the following products:
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Once used extensively around the world and within Australia, PFAS are now considered a risk to our health as they don’t break down in the environment. Their widespread use and persistence means that many types of PFAS may be present in Australia.
Whether PFAS causes health problems in humans is currently unknown, however as the elimination of the chemicals from our bodies is slow, there is concern that continued exposure could lead to adverse effects in the future.
On top of this, there is evidence that already suggests it has a negative impact on animals and the environment.
At Global Resource Rev oery, we have implemented a process for separating and removing PFAS from wastewaters and absorbing them onto an absorption media. The absorption media is then sent for thermal destruction to completely destroy the PFAS group of chemicals. Any concentrated firefighting foams or PFAS waste streams are sent directly for thermal destruction.
If you are not sure on how to manage your PFAS issues contact our team at Global resource Recovery and we can assist you.