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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