At Least 44 Million People Exposed To PFAS

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Recent revelations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have ignited widespread concern: an astounding 44 million Americans are drinking water tainted with toxic PFAS chemicals. These findings, derived from testing less than a third of the nation’s water supplies, signal a potentially larger crisis. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as “forever chemicals” for … Read more

PFAS In Drinking Water Is Worse Than Reported

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a significant discovery that impacts the health and safety of millions of Americans. The revelation is 26 million people across numerous communities have PFAS chemicals in their drinking water. This underscores a growing environmental concern. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of man-made chemicals notorious … Read more

PFAS Found In Water Bolsters Call For Stronger EPA Rules

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PFAS in the drinking water of numerous cities across the United States. This has raised significant concerns about public health and environmental safety. These findings, reported by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), underscore the pervasive nature of PFAS contamination from coast to coast. Known for their durability and resistance to degradation, PFAS have been dubbed … Read more

Federal Court Mandates EPA to Regulate Perchlorate

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A landmark ruling by a federal court has directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the presence of perchlorate in the nation’s drinking water. This decision has widespread implications for public health, particularly for the estimated 12 million Americans exposed to this harmful chemical found in rocket fuel. The Ruling’s Background Perchlorate is a … Read more

Virginia Beach’s Smelly H2O: Improvements on Horizon

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Residents of Virginia Beach have been facing an unusual issue with their tap water: a pronounced chlorine smell. This has been a point of concern for many, leading to inquiries and complaints about the water quality. However, there’s good news on the way. The city officials have taken measures to address this issue, promising that … Read more

EPA Invests $6.5B in U.S. Water System Upgrades

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a groundbreaking announcement, committing over $6.5 billion to significant improvements in drinking water infrastructure across the United States. This substantial investment aims to address severe contaminants like lead and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), often termed “forever chemicals.” Key Investments and Impact A portion of this funding, $3 … Read more

Emerging Concern of PFAS in Hampton Roads Water

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Residents of Hampton Roads are increasingly voicing their preferences and concerns regarding their drinking water, with many opting for filtered solutions amidst fears of contamination. The spotlight has recently turned to the presence of man-made compounds known as Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), drawing attention from both the public and health officials. This article delves … Read more