The study’s authors checked for 33 individual PFAS compounds and found each biosolid product contained between 14 and 20. Photograph: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock
Alarming toxic PFAS levels revealed in new report raise concerns that the chemicals are contaminating vegetables
Fri 28 May 2021 05.00 EDT
Sewage sludge that wastewater treatment districts across America package and sell as home fertilizer contain alarming levels of toxic PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals”, a new report has revealed.
Sludge, which is lightly treated and marketed as “biosolids”, is used by consumers to fertilize home gardens, and the PFAS levels raise concerns that the chemicals are contaminating vegetables and harming those who eat them.