PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ could be contaminating millions of acres of farmland

Source:, March 28, 2024
By: Teresa Homsi

Applying organic waste, like manure, to farmland has been going on for centuries, and biosolids follow the same logic. They are a nutrient-rich fertilizer made from treated sewage. But biosolids can also contain toxic forever chemicals known as PFAS, and there’s concern they could inadvertently be contaminating millions of acres of farmland. Harvest Public Media contributor Teresa Homsi reports. Read more.

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