United States: PFAS Contaminates Drinking Water Systems Serving 19 Million People

8 May 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WASHINGTON DC, United States
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The known extent of contamination of United States communities with the highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate. As of March 2019, at least 610 locations in 43 states are now known to be affected, including drinking water systems serving an estimated 19 million people.Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as perfluorinated chemicals, are a class of manufactured chemicals that have been used since the 1950s to make commercial and industrial products that resist heat, stains, grease and water, non-stick cookware products and, notably, fire-fighting foams...

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