‘Forever chemicals’: What are PFAS and can we solve this persistent pollution problem?

By Rosie Frost | Euronews | August 19, 2022

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"Scientists recently discovered unsafe levels of toxic forever chemicals in rainwater - even in remote locations like the Tibetan Plateau and Antarctica.

“There is nowhere on Earth where the rain would be safe to drink, according to the measurements that we have taken,” lead author of the study Ian Cousins told AFP.

He added that the chemicals are now “so persistent” that they may never disappear from the planet. We’ve passed what researchers call the “planetary boundary” for levels of forever chemicals.

So what exactly are these ubiquitous chemicals and is there anything we can do about PFAS pollution? We spoke to an expert to find out."