|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:42:48 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: Family blames Air Force pollution in Colorado Springs (CO) area|
Local family suffers heavy losses — and blames chemicals the EPA reportedly won’t limit Bad blood By Faith Miller Colorado Springs Independent February 13, 2019 For Steve Patterson, any decision the Environmental Protection Agency makes around whether to regulate toxic PFASs (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in drinking water is too little, too late. That’s apparent when he counts off the family members who he believes have already fallen victim to the Air Force firefighting foam that leached into drinking water sources in Fountain, Security-Widefield and the Stratmoor neighborhood of southeast Colorado Springs for decades. At least 10 of Patterson’s family members and in-laws, including his father, sister, uncle, cousin and niece, have died from different kinds of cancer. A dozen or so more family members are battling cancer. And recently, his 14-year-old grandson required a kidney transplant. Not all of these people are related by blood, so it’s unlikely that the high occurrence of disease, predominantly kidney- and colon-related, is purely genetic. But Patterson’s family members share at least one deadly risk factor: They all spent years in an area contaminated by chemicals which, according to a recent report in Politico, the EPA doesn’t plan to limit in drinking water. … For the entire article, see https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/local-family-suffers-heavy-losses-and-blames-chemicals-the-epa-reportedly-wont-limit/Content?oid=18525238 -- 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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