|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:17:28 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Toxic Nonstick Chemicals Contaminate Drinking Water for 15 Million Americans"|
Toxic Nonstick Chemicals Contaminate Drinking Water for 15 Million Americans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017 Environmental Working Group WASHINGTON – New research from EWG and Northeastern University in Boston uncovered highly fluorinated toxic chemicals, known as PFCs or PFASs, in the drinking water of 15 million Americans in 27 states, and from more than four dozen industrial and military sources nationwide. EWG and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern collaborated to produce an interactive map that combines drinking water data from the Environmental Protection Agency and information on all publicly documented cases of PFC pollution from manufacturing plants, military air bases, civilian airports and fire fighter training sites. “This is a one stop shop to track how pervasive the PFC contamination problem is in the U.S.,” said Bill Walker, co-author of the report and managing editor of EWG. “For the first time we’re reporting the full results of the EPA water testing, as well as known industrial spills and sites with military contamination, to provide a complete picture of where these PFCs are detected.” … For the entire release, see http://www.ewg.org/release/toxic-nonstick-chemicals-contaminate-drinking-water-15-million-americans -- 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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