The ‘Danish Food and Drug Administration’ is warning against eating fish from eight lakes and streams because excessive amounts of PFAS have been found. In several Danish lakes, the health-damaging PFAS substances are floating around: PFAS is a collective term for a group of chemical substances found in a wide range of products, for example make-up, creams, paints and rain gear. PFAS can, among other things, damage the immune system, cause hormonal disturbances and are suspected of being carcinogenic. One of the places where elevated amounts of PFAS have recently been found is in Svanesø in Skanderborg. It is only a year and a half since the PFAS pollution started being seriously investigated: Danish Regions have already designated 14607 areas which may be contaminated. Read more on