The Australian Government’s Expert Health Panel for PFAS released their Health Report on the potential health impacts associated with PFAS exposure on Monday 7th May 2018.
While the Panel concluded that there is no current evidence to suggest an increase in overall health risk related to PFAS exposure, it also said health effects cannot be ruled out.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said “The findings support the NSW Government’s precautionary approach, which is largely based on the known persistence and accumulation of PFAS chemicals in humans and the environment, rather than evidence of adverse health effects.”
“The NSW Liberal National Government has listened to and supported the Williamtown community from the start. We will continue to help residents where ever we can.”
The EPA have advised that the precautionary advice currently in place in communities across NSW impacted by PFAS will remain in place.
On this basis, it is appropriate that residents that have previously been issued with precautionary advice continue to follow it.