These chemicals enter the surrounding environment as gases and can cause a host of health issues, including cancer.
"The last thing the reef needs is more sludge dumped on it, after being slammed by the floods recently. One million tonnes of dumping dredged sludge into world heritage waters treats our reef like a rubbish tip."
A family of chemicals – known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases – has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.
“Instead of looking for ways to patch up inherently flawed energy approaches like gas fracking we should be placing an immediate moratorium on all fossil fuel development."
The bill, SB3095, completely bans the use of chlorpyrifos, a highly toxic neurotoxin that causes significant damage to brain development in children.