|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 12 Mar 2017 23:11:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Families on edge over water contamination at former New Hampshire air base"|
Families on edge over water contamination at former New Hampshire air base By Michael Casey Associated Press March 4, 2017 PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - The Pease International Tradeport, which features an airport, hundreds of businesses and several day care centers, has been called a textbook example of how to redevelop an air base. But many who worked or had their children looked after there are coming to terms with a hidden risk: drinking water contaminated by military firefighting foam that contained perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs. Exposure to the chemicals, found in scores of everyday products like nonstick cookware and stain-resistant carpet and probably occurring at low levels in most people, have been linked in animal studies to low birth weight, accelerated puberty, cancer and thyroid problems, among other maladies, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. … For the entire article, see https://www.airforcetimes.com/articles/families-on-edge-over-water-contamination-at-former-new-hampshire-air-base -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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