Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are emerging as a significant environmental and health concern due to their persistence and association with adverse effects, including cancer. These synthetic chemicals, introduced in the 1940s, are found in various products like water-resistant clothing and non-stick cookware. Governments are prioritizing regulatory actions to address PFAS contamination, with industry driving research for detection and removal technologies.
Montreal-based ALTRA, a leading environmental solutions provider, has been at the forefront of PFAS challenges for over two decades. They pioneered PFAS removal after incidents like a military base spill in 2001 and a rail disaster in 2013, developing a customized treatment solution. Recent achievements include Canada's largest PFAS remediation project, achieving a 99.8% removal efficiency. This underscores the urgency for effective, environmentally friendly PFAS management.