Research shows Australian native plants can remove PFAS pollutants

Harmful PFAS pollutants can be removed from contaminated water by Australian native rushes in this floating wetland system. Image: University of South Australia.

PFAS chemicals were once revered, it’s now infamous as PFAS substances continue to infiltrate the environment and affect human health. PFAS substances keep food from sticking to cookware, make clothes and carpets resistant to stains, and create firefighting foam that is more effective. PFAS are used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, and military [1].

Now, new research from the University of South Australia is helping to remediate the ‘indestructible’ PFASs as scientists show that Australian native plants can significantly remediate PFAS pollutants through floating wetlands to create

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