U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’: environment watchdog

U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’: environment watchdog

Source: https://www.reuters.com/, January 22, 2020
By: Timothy Gardner

The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made “forever chemicals” is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.

The chemicals, resistant to breaking down in the environment, are known as perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. Some have been linked to cancers, liver damage, low birth weight and other health problems. Read more.

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