|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:06:56 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS, GLOBAL: "Cancer inducing toxins found in water sources near US bases in Japan: study"|
Cancer inducing toxins found in water sources near US bases in Japan: study by Toshiyuki Suzuki and Mayumi Nobuta Mainichi (Japan) June 21, 2020 TOKYO -- An Environment Ministry water quality study has revealed that contamination levels at 37 water sources exceeded provisional national targets, with high levels of two types of chemical compounds suspected to induce cancer found near U.S. military bases and industrial areas throughout Japan. This study examined the amounts of PFOS, or perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, and PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic acid, which are chemical agents that are said to cause cancer, in groundwater and other water sources in a total of 171 locations nationwide. The study found that in 37 spots in 13 prefectures including Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, the levels exceeded the advised standard, with a maximum of around 37 times the index figure being recorded. The Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare had established a provisional target standard of 50 nanograms per liter as the desired amount of PFOS and PFOA contained in tap water and groundwater by May. The chemicals are categorized by the ministries as items requiring monitoring and further accumulation of knowledge regarding their impact on health. … For the entire article, see https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20200619/p2a/00m/0na/020000c -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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