Communities Of Color Disproportionately Exposed To PFAS In Drinking Water

"Residents of communities with bigger Black and Hispanic populations are more likely to be exposed to harmful levels of “forever chemicals” in their water supplies, a new study has found.

This increased risk of exposure is the result of the disproportionate placement of pollution sources near watersheds that serve these communities, according to the study, published on Monday in Environmental Science & Technology.

Some such sites known to discharge per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) include industrial manufacturers, airports, military bases, wastewater treatment plants and landfills, per the study."

Sharon Udasin reports for The Hill May 16, 2023.

Source: The Hill, 05/17/2023