Study Finds Roughly 19 Million Exposed To Toxic PFAS In Drinking Water

"A series of manufactured chemicals called PFAS were found in 43 states, a new environmental study shows."

"Roughly 19 million people across the country are being exposed to toxic compounds in drinking water, a new study has revealed.

As of March, highly toxic fluorinated compounds called PFAS were found in 610 locations, including drinking water sites and military sites, in 43 states, according to the study released Monday by Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Environmental Working Group and Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute.

PFAS, otherwise known as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are manufactured chemicals used since the 1940s to create items ranging from cleaning products and water repellants to food packaging and paint."

Amy Russo reports for HuffPost May 7, 2019.

Source: HuffPost, 05/08/2019