Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS)

A group of manufactured chemicals called per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) have been historically used in firefighting foams and other industrial and consumer products for many decades. Certain PFAS are being phased out around the world because they are not easily broken down in the environment and can be toxic. EPA Victoria is aware of current cases of PFAS contamination and is leading the work to establish nationally consistent approaches to the environmental regulation of PFAS in Australia. This publication replaces 1611.2, issued March 2017, to provide information about the Commonwealth Government's health based guidance values released in April 2017.
  • Publication Number: 1611.3
  • Category(s): Community engagement, Information Bulletin
  • Number of pages: 1
  • Release Date: 1 Aug 2017

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