The federal government is about to share its plan to manage risks from so-called forever chemicals present inside the bodies of all Australians.
‘Forever chemicals’ present in bodies of all of us, call for restriction on use
Australians may not realise it but they are sharing their food, homes and even their bodies with potentially harmful substances dubbed forever chemicals.
Technically they’re not forever but are long-lived and don’t easy break down in the environment.
The chemicals are contained in countless everyday products and known as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS for short.
Experts say their use in everything from food packaging and non-stick cookware to cosmetics and carpet, mean they’re now part of us – literally.