Developing stories on PFAS, the ‘forever chemicals’ looming large for the waste industry

Figuring out how to mitigate contamination at waste sites and safely dispose of the chemicals is a rapidly evolving issue. Follow Waste Dive’s coverage as this debate unfolds Few emerging issues are as contentious for the waste industry as contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The non-stick so-called “forever chemicals” are found in everything from firefighting foam and kitchenware to dental floss and rain jackets. Due to their widespread nature, the chemicals — which have been linked to cancer <> and numerous health problems — exist in the blood of most humans <>, and are likely in most if not all landfills.ste Dive’s coverage as this debate unfolds.

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