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Researchers at UMaine look for ways to destroy PFAS chemicals

Nov 21, 2022
https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/tech/science/environment/pfas/umaine-researchers-look-for-ways-to-destroy-pfas-health-safety-environment-forever-chemicals/97-d30615b2-2f43-4663-87fa-a6845138a714

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.

But a University of Maine researcher believes he may have found a way to take the "forever" out of the compounds.

 

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.

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