|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:53:53 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: New Studies|
New Studies Trace PFC Pollution From Sources To The Next Generation By David Andrews Environmental Working Group AUGUST 9, 2016 Fluorine-based chemicals that can cause cancer, developmental toxicity and numerous other detrimental health effects have contaminated the drinking water of millions of Americans, and the blood of people and animals worldwide. But how did these chemicals get there – and what happens when they’re passed on to future generations? A series of new, peer-reviewed studies connect the dots from the pollution sources, to drinking water supplies, to women’s blood, and bolster earlier findings that these chemicals can harm the immune systems of fetuses exposed in their mothers’ wombs. Perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, are used in Teflon, Scotchgard and hundreds of other products. A study published today in Environmental Science & Technology Letters points to military bases, airports, industrial sites and wastewater treatment plants as the major sources of PFCs in drinking water. PFC pollution from industrial facilities has long been known, but the new study found that drinking water contamination, detected by nationwide tests mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency, correlates strongly to military and civilian airports' use of firefighting foams. … For the entire blog and links to the studies, see http://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2016/08/new-studies-trace-pfc-pollution-sources-next-generation -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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