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Toxics from manufacturing turn up in public water systems

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Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz,...
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Toxics from manufacturing turn up in public water systems

4 monthes ago   |   By

HORSHAM, Pa. - The Environmental Protection Agency is being urged to do more about contaminants turning up in public water systems in dozens of states.
The agency is holding listening sessions around the country this summer on the contaminants, known as PFAS. They were used in nonstick cookware, stain-resistant carpets, fast-food wrappers and firefighting foam.
The Trump administration called the contamination "a potential public relations nightmare" after federal toxicology studies found that some of the compounds are more hazardous than previously acknowledged.
State and local officials...
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