Frequently asked questions

1. What are PFAS?

PFAS refers to a group of chemical substances, including Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

Read more about PFAS on the EPA Victoria website.

2. Can PFAS affect human health?

The potential effects of exposure to PFAS to human health continue to be studied.

Read the latest information from the Department of Health here.

3. What are the environmental effects of PFAS?

Read the latest information from EPA on the impact of PFAS for the environment 

4. Does CFA still use Firefighting Foams containing PFOS and PFOA?

No. CFA mandated that use of the foams be discontinued in 2007 once they became aware of concerns around their safety.



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