Forever chemicals, guilty silence

74 min

Available until 04/03/2025

PFAS are toxic substances known as “forever chemicals” because they do not break down in nature. They’re associated with higher risks of cancer and a weakened immune system. Forever chemicals have contaminated soil, eggs and drinking water in several European regions, including Wallonia, in Belgium – sometimes in cases long known to the authorities, who chose to remain silent. 

This programme by Belgian broadcaster RTBF is part of the European Collection, a joint initiative from European public service media (ARD, ARTE, France Télévisions, SRG SSR, RTBF and ZDF), coordinated by ARTE.





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