Source: https://www.internationalairportreview.com, October 11, 2019
Much has been said about contamination with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in and around military installations, but the environmental impact of their use in civilian airports remains largely on the side lines.
The term PFAS denotes a large group of manmade fluorocarbon chemicals, of which approximately 650 are in commercial use according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) estimates. Due to their unique properties which make them highly resistant to intense heat and repellent to fat, water and oil, PFAS are commonly used in anti-stick pans, stain-free textiles and in fire-extinguishing foam for oil fires. Read more.