According to a study by Harvard University, more than 16 million residents in America regularly drink water that is contaminated with toxic chemicals from military and industrial sites. The toxic chemicals in question are poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances – also known as PFASs.
Typically used in fire retardants, oil & water repellents, furniture, waterproof clothes and non-stick cookware, the high number of PFASs found in drinking water is a concern … [more…]
Video screenshot, click link below to view: Exposure to some types of PFAS linked to hormone disruption, miscarriages, developmental issues, and cancer.
Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are increasingly raising concerns the government has not done enough to handle chemical contamination from military bases, airports and industrial sites around the country.
In the first of several expected hearings targeting the Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump … [more…]
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
Photo: Testing water samples for unsafe substances at a lab in Fairfield, NJ.
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — New Jersey has some of the highest concentrations of perfluorinated chemicals, but the state is taking steps to reduce their risk to the public.
It has been nearly 20 years since a hazardous class of chemicals found in common consumer products like nonstick cookware and mattresses was manufactured in the United States, but it