PFAS chemicals probe expanded around Adelaide’s Edinburgh airbase

PFAS chemicals probe expanded around Adelaide’s Edinburgh airbase

Posted May 17, 2018 14:12:46 Photo: The contamination scare involving RAAF Edinburgh is the latest of many around Australia. (ABC Adelaide: Brett Williamson) Salisbury Council in Adelaide’s north wants answers on whether potentially cancer-causing chemicals that may be leaking from the RAAF base at Edinburgh have spread to a wider …

PFAS chemicals not linked to disease but health effects ‘cannot be ruled out’, expert panel finds

PFAS chemicals not linked to disease but health effects ‘cannot be ruled out’, expert panel finds

Updated May 07, 2018 17:56:14 Photo: An expert panel has not found evidence of a link between exposure to PFAS chemicals and disease. (Four Corners) There is limited or no evidence to link exposure to PFAS chemicals with human disease, but health effects cannot be ruled out, an independent panel …

Hawaii bans sunscreens with chemicals that damage coral reefs, but Australia reluctant to follow

Hawaii bans sunscreens with chemicals that damage coral reefs, but Australia reluctant to follow

Posted May 04, 2018 20:08:03 Photo: There have been concerns for some time about the impact of chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate on coral reefs. (Flickr: Joe Shlabotnik (CC BY 2.0)) Related Story: It’s getting quieter on the Barrier Reef — and that’s bad news Related Story: Are you sun smart? …

PFAS chemicals at ‘exceedingly high’ levels in some Katherine residents, doctor says

PFAS chemicals at ‘exceedingly high’ levels in some Katherine residents, doctor says

Posted May 04, 2018 14:55:30 Photo: A Katherine doctor is concerned by the levels of potentially toxic chemicals in residents, revealed by recent blood testing. (Supplied: CRC CARE) A doctor in the Top End town of Katherine is “very angry and upset” at both tiers of Government, after blood testing …

‘Family-run drug syndicate’ shut down after police seize $10m worth of GHB chemicals

‘Family-run drug syndicate’ shut down after police seize $10m worth of GHB chemicals

Updated May 03, 2018 14:30:32 Photo: Victoria Police said the seizure was a record haul for the state. (Supplied: Victoria Police) Police have used forklifts to seize thousands of litres of chemicals used to make the drug GHB, in one of the largest such seizures in Victoria’s history. Officers said …