First blood tests in Bucks, Montco show above-average contamination after tainted water

Residents in Bucks and Montgomery Counties who participated in a blood-testing program because their drinking water was contaminated by chemicals on nearby military bases have a dramatically higher presence of some chemicals in their blood than the general U.S. population — in the case of one chemical, five times more than the typical American.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health mailed the averaged results to the 235 residents in Horsham, Warminster, … [more…]

Upper Dublin parents asked to send kids to school with bottled water

photo: tap water. Upper Dublin parents asked to send kids to school with bottled water

HORSHAM, Pa. (WPVI) — Parents are being asked to send their children to school with bottled water, and one state representative is calling for school officials to do more.

"We should not tolerate chemicals in our schools and the Upper Dublin School District needs to do more."

Sharp words from North Wales Republican State Rep. Todd Stephens directed at the Upper Dublin School District. The issue is certain contaminates measured … [more…]

Report finds toxins in dozens of public water systems across the USA

photo: US EPA officials. Troubling report finds toxins are turning up in dozens of public water systems across the US

Photo: US Environmental Protection Agency’s Peter Grevatt and Cosmo Servidio listen to members of the public comment during a PFAS Community Stakeholder Meeting in Horsham, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2018. AP

  • Toxins are turning up in dozens of public water systems across the United States, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, and Delaware, according to a report by the AP.
  • The water systems are reportedly testing positive for dangerous levels of
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