Hydroponic plants to clean PFAS-contaminated water

Posted on: Thu 21 Jul 2022

PFAS chemicals have multiple uses in our daily life, such as the non-stick material on our Teflon pans. Unfortunately, exposure to PFAS also involves damaging effects on our health and environment. 

UniSA, in partnership with CSIRO and the University of Western Australia, has conducted research in which Australian hydroponic native plants can remove PFAS particles from contaminated water.  

Breakfast producer David Bucio speaks with CSIRO researcher, Doctor John Awad, to discuss this research.

Produced by David Bucio

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash


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