This site hopes to generate interest regarding a class of chemicals commonly known as PFAS (Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances).
PFAS chemicals are anthropogenic fluorosurfactants, used in a variety of applications including: fire fighting foams, non-stick cookware, the fabric protector “scotchguard”, stain repellants, and some fast food packaging. PFAS can also be found in house dust, with homes being the major route for human exposure.
PFAS chemicals are likely to be widespread throughout the environment and there are likely to be thousands of contaminated sites across Australia.
The map was created by people associated with Friends of the Earth Australia. It is a voluntary project and any donations are greatly appreciated.
Interactive flash version of the map produced by Glenn Todd:
- non photo version: view the map in your browser or download
- photo enhanced version: view the map in your browser or download