H20 Radio: Colorado Water Providers React to New EPA Health Advisory About PFOA and PFOS

H20 Radio: Colorado Water Providers React to New EPA Health Advisory About PFOA and PFOS

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new stricter guidelines for two perfluorinated chemicals: PFOA and PFOS. The agency said the new limits were to provide Americans, including the most sensitive populations, with a margin of protection from a lifetime of exposure to the chemicals, which have been linked to adverse health effects, including cancer.

In Colorado, three water districts were found to have the chemicals in their systems. Does their location near a military base offer clues to the source?

Check out H20 Radio’s story about the issue below.

 

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H20 Radio

H2O Radio is journalism about water. Executive Producers Frani Halperin and Jamie Sudler create programs to raise awareness about water—a vital resource on which all life depends. Learn more at H20Radio.org

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