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Researchers at UMaine look for ways to destroy PFAS chemicals
ORONO, Maine — They are called "forever chemicals" because they do not naturally break down in the environment and the human body. The compounds known as PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are found in numerous products from cookware to carpets to packaging.
Onur Apul and his team are focusing on existing water filtration technology and trying to use it to find a solution to a growing public health crisis.