…It has rendered some farm land unusable, property
values have plummeted, and residents have
been unable to drink their bore water.
” It is a contaminate here for a 100 + years.”
30 [+] Aust. Defence Bases Contaminated
With The Fluoride Chemical (PFOA)
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Some say this is the worst pollution in Australia’s history – on 70 sites.
The media, except ⇒ ABC TV ‘Four Corners ⇐ are ignoring it !
However the “Protected Pollutant Fluoride” is NOT mentioned by name!
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The Australian Federal Government should not use
toxic fire fighting foam research completed by
US, lawyer says.
Australia has the second highest recorded levels of
perfluorochemicals, behind the United States.
Blood samples from more than 400 people in
Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong and Newcastle,
have found higher levels of the chemicals than
similar studies in Canada, Japan, India, Brazil,
Belgium and Italy. There are now calls for the
Australian Government to ban the chemicals immediately.
The new levels issued by the EPA in the US are 0.07 parts per
billion for both PFOA and PFOS. Both chemicals have
been linked with a range of disorders, including
thyroid issues, pregnancy complications
and high cholesterol.
The EPA report also details a possible connection
between PFOS and bladder, colon and prostate cancer.
PROBLEMS WITH AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FIRE FIGHTING CHEMICALS:
It was revealed in September 2015
the chemicals had leaked from Williamtown Air Force base into ground and surfacewater, prompting bans on bore water and closing fishing grounds.
“Stop trying to downplay the seriousness of this issue.
They are incredibly serious toxins, and it is a real worry for those people living around them.-” Mariann Lloyd-Smith, National Toxics Network senior advisor. – The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has started a statewide investigation into the historical use of the firefighting foam.
The bonding of two chemicals – being fluorine and carbon in 1940
seemed to be a huge break through for many new processes,
however the health risks were found some time latter.
These products have been banned in 171 countries
though not yet banned in Australia. ?
Fluorides are “Protected Pollutants” –
The use of the F. word is censored.
The Australian media can only refer
to fluoride in glowing terms and
associate it with dental health.
University of Toronto
‘Biological Cleavage of the C–P Bond in
Perfluoroalkyl Phosphinic Acids in
Male Sprague-Dawley Rats and
the Formation of Persistent
and Reactive Metabolites’
Full text ⇒ HERE ⇐
Spanish Research ⇓
Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Metabolic Outcomes in Pregnant Women:
Evidence from the Spanish INMA Birth Cohorts
Full Report ⇒ HERE
Full news paper clipping → HERE
MORE BELOW ⇓
Call to stop downplaying impacts of fire fighting chemicals in
wake of Williamtown [NSW] water contamination…
PHOTO: The view towards Fullerton Cove, one of the areas affected by contamination, from Fern Bay. (1233 ABC Newcastle: Robert Virtue)
A toxic chemicals campaigner says it is misleading to claim the health impacts of firefighting foam at the centre of the Williamtown water contamination are not yet understood.
The chemicals, PFOS and PFOA, have also been discovered at two Fire and Rescue NSW training bases in Sydney’s west and in the Illawarra.
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are man-made chemicals belonging to the group known as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs).
It was revealed in September 2015 the chemicals had leaked from Williamtown Air Force base into ground and surface water, prompting bans on bore water and closing fishing grounds.
Stop trying to downplay the seriousness of this issue. They are incredibly serious toxins, and it is a real worry for those people living around them.
Mariann Lloyd-Smith, National Toxics Network senior advisor