Forever Chemicals PFCs, PFOS and PFOA:  Fact Sheet

Forever Chemicals PFCs, PFOS and PFOA: Fact Sheet

PFCs are extremely stable and persistent in the environment and migrate easily.  They have been found globally (even in remote locations) in water, soil and air, as well as in food, breast milk, umbilical cord blood, and human blood serum.  They also concentrate in the food chain.

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‘Forever chemicals’: what are PFAS and what risk do they pose?

‘Forever chemicals’: what are PFAS and what risk do they pose?

PFAS are a family of thousands of human-made substances – nicknamed “forever chemicals” because they do not break down in the environment – that have been widely used since the 1940s in a huge range of everyday consumer products and industrial processes.

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Starbucks will eliminate all PFAS in its packaging

Starbucks will eliminate all PFAS in its packaging

The international coffee company says it will eliminate PFAS from all US packaging by the end of 2022, and in stores abroad in 2023.

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Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in British otters

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in British otters

Toxic "forever chemicals" used in non-stick saucepans and food packaging have been found in otters across England and Wales, according to a study.

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Europe readies to restrict use of toxic ‘forever chemicals’

Europe readies to restrict use of toxic ‘forever chemicals’

The European Union is a step closer to restricting some uses of so-called "forever chemicals" next year, despite industry opposition.

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Canada: Deadly storm declared ‘worst in a century’ as transport links cut to Vancouver

Canada: Deadly storm declared ‘worst in a century’ as transport links cut to Vancouver

A deadly “once in a century” storm in Canada has killed at least one person, and severed road and rail links around Vancouver.

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Researchers to develop on-farm technology to recover nutrients from slurry

Researchers to develop on-farm technology to recover nutrients from slurry

The technology uses filtration and electrocoagulation to remove suspended solids from manure.

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Could algae be the sustainable food of the future?

Could algae be the sustainable food of the future?

Figuring out how, as a planet, we can eat more sustainably is going to be an ongoing issue as the world becomes more populated and the climate crisis intensifies.

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UK has ‘real problems’ with burning wood for electricity, admits Zac Goldsmith

UK has ‘real problems’ with burning wood for electricity, admits Zac Goldsmith

There are “real problems” with the burning of wood pellets for energy, an environment minister has admitted, after the Telegraph revealed Britain will continue to burn the equivalent of 25 million trees a year, despite a pledge to end the destruction of forests.

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Flanders to launch large-scale investigation into PFAS in groundwater

Flanders to launch large-scale investigation into PFAS in groundwater

The Flemish Environment Agency (VMM) is planning to conduct a large-scale study into the presence of PFAS, synthetic chemicals proven to be dangerous to people’s health, in the region’s groundwater.

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