New podcast episode: Gijsbert Breedveld
In this episode we talk to doctor Gijsbert Breedveld about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS as it's also called.
Gijsbert Breedveld talks about PFAS, a substance that once was seen as a solution, but now is a major environmental hazard. Photo: Maria Philippa Rossi
PFAS is soap, where fluorine is a part of the molecule, and its speciality is that it’s non-sticking and repellant for water a fat.
PFAS has been used in fire-fighting foam, and quite effectually so. Nevertheless, what started as a success story, turned out to be a natural hazard. Breedveld explains:
– We’ve been through many contaminants. They start as the solution to all our problems, but then end up in the environment and turn out to be the problem.
Listen to the full episode below.
The podcast is produced by technician Simen Salomonsen Hjelle and information adviser Maria Philippa Rossi.