Tap Water Containing PFAS Poison's Discovered In 43 U.S. Major Cities

January 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC, JAN 22, 2020 -- New laboratory tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) have for the first time found the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in the drinking water of 43 of 44 cities tested last year.

 

“The results confirm that the number of Americans exposed to PFAS from contaminated tap water has been dramatically underestimated by previous studies, both from the Environmental Protection Agency and EWG’s own research,” the agency said upon releasing the study results.

PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” because once released into the environment they do not break down, and they build up in our blood and organs. Exposure to PFAS increases the risk of cancer, among other diseases.

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