Environmental toxin PFAS in paper cups and pizza boxes

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Environmental toxin PFAS in paper cups and pizza boxes

Contaminated soil at Salzburg airport, contaminated drinking water in Leonding – PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds) are increasingly becoming a concern for the Austrian environmental service. But the risk is much greater than previously thought. Because we all involuntarily slurp every day from the poison cocktail of the partly virgin substances.

It is now 25 years since Robert Billot exposed the first PFAS scandal. At the time, he was suing the DuPont company, which had been dumping highly toxic PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) into the Ohio River for decades. Billot revealed the dark secret and ordered DuPont to pay $671.7 million in damages. “The problem with this toxic group of substances is not new to us. We have been researching this for two or three decades,” says environmental doctor Hans-Peter Hutter from MedUni Vienna. The problem: The group of substances is incredibly large.

Source: Krone

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