Hemp Seed To Battle Water Contamination In Australia

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A powder made from industrial hemp seed has been found to be very effective in removing particularly problematic toxins from water.
Chemicals contained in foams used for fire-fighting at some Royal Australian Air Force bases has left a nasty legacy –  per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contaminating wetlands and water supplies. Some of these PFAS compounds have been found to be toxic in laboratory animals, which means they may also affect fish and other aquatic animals.

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