|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:56:03 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Water study: Alabama has 4th highest level of PFAS contaminants"|
Water study: Alabama has 4th highest level of PFAS contaminants by Andrew J. Yawn Montgomery Advertiser (AL) August 22, 2016 A few months after a water advisory was issued for north Alabama due to high levels of PFASs (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), a Harvard University study has found that Alabama has the fourth-highest concentration of the chemicals in its water supply behind California, New Jersey and North Carolina. PFASs are chemicals that repel water and are resistant to fire and oil. Because of these properties, PFASs have been used in household cleaners, fire fighting foams and Teflon cookware. "For the last three years, the levels of PFOS, PFOA and emerging contaminants in surface water have been monitored in all drinking water systems serving more than 10,000 people and in selected systems serving fewer people. ADPH will continue to review all studies and recommendations related to ingestion of these chemicals through public water supplies. ADEM is working with the named water systems to collect additional monitoring data where appropriate and to identify methods to reduce the water concentration of PFCs to a level below the final health advisory recommendation," reads the ADPH statement. ... For the entire article, see http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/local/alabama/2016/08/20/water-study-alabama-has-4th-highest-level-pfas-contaminants/88997602/ -- 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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