Drinking Water Of Millions Of Americans Contaminated With PFAS Chemicals

"Water of about 26 million is contaminated as new data offers the most robust look into exactly which communities are polluted".

"Drinking water consumed by millions of Americans from hundreds of communities spread across the United States is contaminated with dangerous levels of toxic chemicals, according to testing data released on Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The data shows that drinking water systems serving small towns to large cities – from tiny Collegeville, Pennsylvania, to Fresno, California – contain measurable levels of so-called “forever chemicals”, a family of durable compounds long used in a variety of commercial products but that are now known to be harmful.

The water of as many as 26 million Americans is contaminated, according to an analysis of the new EPA data performed by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a Washington DC-based non-profit."

Kyle Bagenstose reports for the Guardian August 17, 2023.

Source: Guardian, 08/18/2023