Researchers say elevated levels of firefighting chemicals in seals off Victoria’s Phillip Island could be playing a role in declining numbers.
- University of Sydney researchers have found PFAS in Australia’s largest fur seal colony on Victoria’s Phillip Island
- PFAS is a class of chemicals found in firefighting foam that accumulate in the body
- Countries such as New Zealand have banned PFAS because of health concerns
A research project between the University of Sydney, the National Measurement…