|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:36:50 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: The Hill: "6 million Americans are drinking contaminated water linked to cancer"|
6 million Americans are drinking contaminated water linked to cancer BY ARLENE BLUM AND TOM BRUTON The Hill November 21, 2017 More than 6 million Americans are drinking water polluted with highly fluorinated chemicals. The most-studied chemicals in the class are linked to kidney and testicular cancer, thyroid disease, decreased sperm quality, high cholesterol, decreased immune function in children, and other serious health problems. Highly fluorinated chemicals are found in firefighting foam used by military and domestic airports, furniture, carpets, outdoor gear, clothing, cosmetics, cookware and food packaging. The chemicals make their way from manufacturing facilities, consumer products and firefighting activities into the air, water, and food, and then into humans. … For the entire column, see http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/361343-6-million-americans-are-drinking-contaminated-water-linked-to -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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