|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 27 Jan 2018 18:47:42 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "NH delegation pushes for Pease inclusion in national health study"|
NH delegation pushes for Pease inclusion in national health study By Jeff McMenemy Seacoast Online (NH) January 18, 2018 PORTSMOUTH -- New Hampshire’s congressional delegation sent a letter to top federal officials calling for the Seacoast community to be included in a national health study on people exposed to dangerous chemicals in their drinking water at the former Pease Air Force Base. The city of Portsmouth closed its Haven well at Pease International Tradeport in May 2014 after the Air Force found high levels of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, or PFOS, in the well. The EPA in May 2016 set permanent health advisories for PFOS and perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, to protect people from the chemicals, which are suspected to be carcinogens, could cause low birth weights, harm a child’s development and increase cholesterol. Perfluorinated chemicals is a term scientists use to refer to the group of toxic chemicals that includes PFOA and PFOS and other per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), according to the EPA. PFCs or perfluorocarbons is a group of chemicals closely related to PFASs that share common features with PFAS, according to the EPA. … For the entire article, see http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180118/nh-delegation-pushes-for-pease-inclusion-in-national-health-study -- 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 <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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