|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:01:13 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: Blood testing near Peterson Air Force Base (CO)|
CU begins testing blood of people who may have consumed water contaminated by chemicals in firefighting foam used on Peterson AFB EPA promises visit to communities south of Colorado Springs as it develops PFC action plan By BRUCE FINLEY Denver Post (CO) June 3, 2018 FOUNTAIN - Two years after revelations that one of mankind’s hardest-to-eliminate chemicals, linked to firefighting foam used on Peterson Air Force Base, has contaminated groundwater tapped by communities south of Colorado Springs, full investigation of the harm still isn’t done — let alone environmental cleanup. But Environmental Protection Agency officials developing a national action plan for dealing with perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, said last week that they’ll visit Colorado to hear from residents. And this week, a University of Colorado Denver public-health study funded by the National Institutes of Health will begin testing the blood of 200 residents, The Denver Post has learned. No government agency has systematically investigated health impacts of the contamination. This area of southern El Paso County is among the most populated of more than 70 places where PFCs detected at levels up to hundreds of times higher than an EPA health advisory limit are spreading from military bases that used firefighting foam containing the chemicals. … For the entire article, see https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/03/el-paso-county-water-contamination/ -- 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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