|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:23:28 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS, GLOBAL: "NATO Poisoning Fish in Germany"|
NATO Poisoning Fish in Germany By Pat Elder LA Progressive September 14, 2020 Throughout much of Europe, NATO military bases have used and carelessly discarded hundreds of thousands of gallons of toxic fire-fighting foams containing a variety of PFAS chemicals during routine fire-fighting exercises. The aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) have been in use since the early 1970’s and have been allowed to seep into the ground to contaminate groundwater, soil, and surface water. The resulting pollution is responsible for a serious European public health crisis, although few are paying attention. A German Brown Trout caught in Spanger Bach Creek, near Spangdahlem NATO Airbase, was found to contain 82 ug/kg (micrograms per kilo of fillet) of per – and poly fluoroalkyl substances, or PFOS. That news was published in 2015 and it barely attracted attention. 82 ug/kg is the same as 82,000 parts per trillion, (ppt). Public health scientists around the world have been warning people not to consume more than 1 ppt of the toxins daily. … For the entire article, see https://www.laprogressive.com/nato-poisoning-fish-in-germany/ -- 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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