|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:42:50 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Residents have high levels of toxic chemicals" near Peterson Air Force Base (CO)|
Blood tests show southern El Paso County residents have high levels of toxic chemicals from contaminated water By Jakob Rodgers Colorado Springs Gazette (CO) December 14, 2018 Many Security, Widefield and Fountain residents have extremely high levels of toxic chemicals in their bodies compared with other Americans, apparently from drinking water contaminated by firefighting foam used for decades at Peterson Air Force Base, according to a first-of-its-kind study released Thursday. The Colorado School of Public Health and the Colorado School of Mines released the results of the first widespread blood tests of residents in southern El Paso County. In doing so, the researchers strengthened the link between the chemicals found in Widefield aquifer and Peterson Air Force Base’s use of the foam. “The compounds measured are relatively consistent with the idea these are coming from firefighting foam use,” said Christopher Higgins, a Colorado School of Mines researcher involved in the study. … For the entire article, see https://gazette.com/nowall/blood-tests-show-southern-el-paso-county-residents-have-high/article_2716b95a-ff29-11e8-afbf-07c5412b01bc.html -- 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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