PFOS & PFOA: Air Force researchers develop new weapon to cleanse water

Air Force researchers develop new weapon to cleanse water

As the state gears up for wider testing of public water systems for potentially harmful chemicals, civilian researchers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base believe they may be closing in on a new weapon in the battle against toxic water.

Researchers at the base recently completed a two-week field demonstration of a plasma technology they say destroys potentially harmful chemicals perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid — also known as “PFOS” and … [more…]

Are you drinking PFASs?

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…]

Erin Brockovich is warning about an emerging drinking-water crisis in the USA

Photo: Erin Brockovich

Here’s how she recommends you protect yourself.

Erin Brockovich, who some of you know as the woman who fought against California’s Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) in 1996 and later had a movie made about her, is a fierce supporter of clean water. And because of her work over the last couple of decades, when she sees water the color of “light pee” she doesn’t drink it; at low levels, … [more…]

Toxic Firefighting Foam Has Contaminated U.S. Drinking Water

photo: Toxic Firefighting Foam at an airfield and/or military base

A small sea of fire retardant foam was unintentionally released in an aircraft hangar, temporarily covering a small portion of the flight line at Travis Air Force Base in California, Sept. 24, 2013. Photo: U.S. Air Force

The EPA has yet to regulate the toxic PFCs found in fire-suppressing foam, Teflon, and other products that have contaminated our drinking water.

Lori Cervera had always been an active person. She liked … [more…]

DoD admits water at U.S. military bases contains cancer-causing chemicals

photo: military soldier drinking bottled water. DoD admits water at U.S. military bases contains cancer causing chemicals

U.S. Army photo

If you live on a military base and only drink bottled water, you’ve probably made a good call. A recently released report from the Department of Defense shows that a number of military installations are plagued with unsafe drinking water that can cause illness and fertility issues — and the government tried to cover it up.

The water (be it drinking water or groundwater) appears to be … [more…]