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PFAS (Per-and poly-FluoroAlkyl Substances) have been used for many years in a range of products. They have applications in fire-fighting foams, pesticides and stain repellents, and for the benefits of making products non-stick, water repellent, and resistant to weathering and stains.
PFAS last a long time in the environment and can cause contamination of soil, water and sediments, and enter the food chain. As knowledge increases, the obligations to assess and manage PFAS residues are increasing, with a range of legislation, standards and guidelines changing rapidly.
Greencap remains abreast of state and national standards on PFAS assessment and international guidelines, and is experienced in assessing and managing potential risks from legacy sites. Our experienced consultants can help you work through the complex layers of requirements for assessment and management of these PFAS compounds in the workplace, environment, soil, water or food.
Greencap is currently providing input to the draft Australian ‘PFAS National Environmental Management Plan’ developed by the National Chemicals Working Group of the Heads of EPAs Australia and New Zealand (HEPA).
The final document is expected to be released in early 2018.
PFAS Resources and Enquiries
You can download the fact sheet on the draft PFAS National Environmental Management Plan from the EPA Website
If you would like any more information about per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances assessment or management please contact your nearest Greencap office.