A new report regarding a rise in PFAS in home fertilizer and contaminating vegetables is cause for concern. PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), also known as "forever chemicals", are man made chemicals that don't break down and are often found in water supplies and other wastewater.

This study, conducted with the Sierra Club found that lightly treated sludge that is marketed as biosolids and used to fertilize home gardens, had exceeded standards for two types of PFAS. Therefore, these PFAS chemicals are making their way into the soil and into vegetables and other grown foods. These "forever chemicals" can cause serious health problems within humans and animals.

PFAS chemicals can be removed through high temperature incineration through the use of a multiple hearth furnace or fluidized bed incinerator. The high temperature is enough to destroy the bond in PFAS chemicals. Industrial Furnace Company can provide a new Multiple Hearth Furnace or Fluidized Bed Incinerator equipped for PFAS removal or upgrade an existing to meet current EPA regulations.

Read more about this study of PFAS and its impact.

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