Alarm Over Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Australian Drinking Water: Levels Now 140 Times Higher Than U.S. Standards

A recent exposé by the Sydney Morning Herald has uncovered alarming information about “forever chemicals” in Australia’s drinking water. These chemicals are now permitted at levels 140 times higher than what is considered safe in the United States, following the Biden administration’s decision to tighten regulations.

What Are Forever Chemicals?

Forever chemicals, including PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate), are notorious for their persistence in the human body and the environment. Originally used in products to repel stains, water, and grease, they are linked to various health issues, including cancer, immune system impairment, high cholesterol, and endocrine disruption. These dangers are recognized by both the U.S. government and the European Union.

Shocking Levels in Australian Blood and Water

In the early 2000s, forever chemicals were detected in the blood of Australians at levels 20 times higher than what manufacturers deemed safe. Despite this, Australia allows 70 parts per trillion of these chemicals in drinking water, vastly exceeding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent limit of 4 parts per trillion.

Evolving Scientific Consensus

Over recent years, scientific evidence highlighting the health risks of forever chemicals has grown. However, Australia has only banned three out of the 14,000 such chemicals present in the environment.

Sources of Forever Chemicals

This issue gained significant attention through the story of Amara Strande, part of a major investigation revealing 21 cancer cases at her high school in Oakdale, Midwest USA, linked to contaminated water. The factory responsible for this pollution has also contributed to contaminating 98% of the global population with forever chemicals.

Upcoming Documentary

The forthcoming Stan documentary, “Revealed: How to Poison a Planet,” will delve deeper into this issue, exploring the global impact of forever chemicals.

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The upcoming Stan documentary, “Revealed: How to poison a planet” deep dives into this case.