PFAS Contamination Class Actions
PFAS chemicals were present in firefighting foam used by the Department of Defence in training facilities across Australia. The chemicals have contaminated local soil and groundwater, negatively impacting residents, their land and their livelihood.
For more information on each action, see the links below:
- Katherine contamination class action
- Oakey contamination class action
- Townsville contamination class action
- Darwin contamination class action
- Wodonga contamination class action
What are PFAS?
Perfluoroalkyls and polyfluoroalkyls (PFAS) are a class of harmful chemicals commonly found in products that reduce heat, stains, grease and water. They are common in many household products, such as carpets and non-stick cookware.
Why is the issue PFAS chemicals?
PFAS are concerning because they do not naturally degrade. They are ingested by humans and animals, and accumulate in the body. A small amount of daily exposure can lead to high concentrations over time.
PFAS soil and groundwater contamination can lead to high levels of the chemical in drinking water, agricultural land, animals and residents. The full effect on human health is not known.