NC Homes Alerted to PFAS in Private Wells

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In a concerning development for residents of an unincorporated area in Cumberland County, North Carolina, reports have emerged about the contamination of private well water with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), commonly known as “forever chemicals.” This discovery has prompted a flurry of alerts from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), raising alarm over the … Read more

PFAs In Marinas & Dry Stack Storages In Beaufort NC

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In the scenic locale of Beaufort, North Carolina, where boats are a common sight docked along the tranquil waters of Bogue Sound, a less visible but significant environmental concern looms. Known as PFAs, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, these “forever chemicals” present a growing threat to marine life and human health due to their persistence … Read more

Chemours vs. EPA Legal Battle Over GenX

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In a high-stakes legal confrontation with wide-ranging implications, Chemours has challenged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its GenX health advisory level, setting the stage for a judicial review that could reshape regulatory and public health landscapes. This article delves into the complexities of the case, the arguments presented by both sides, and the potential … Read more

Health Bills from Plastics Hit $249B: A Tremendous Toll

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In an era where plastic pervades every aspect of daily life, a groundbreaking study reveals a staggering financial toll on the United States healthcare system—over $249 billion in 2018 alone. This cost is attributed to a group of hormone-disrupting chemicals found in plastics, which contribute to the development of chronic diseases and premature deaths. Dr. … Read more

Simple Setbacks in Agency Action Stall PFAS Cleanup Efforts

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PFAS, commonly referred to as “forever chemicals,” are notorious for their durability in the environment and their ability to accumulate in the human body. Linked to severe health issues such as cancer, reproductive harm, and immune system damage, the urgency to regulate these substances cannot be overstated. Despite their known dangers, efforts to limit their … Read more

PFAS Found In Well Water Near 63 US Military Bases

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The pervasive contamination of drinking water sources by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” near military installations across the United States has become a pressing environmental and public health issue. These substances, particularly PFOA and PFOS, have been detected in alarming concentrations in private wells, raising concerns about the long-term effects … Read more

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

Camp Lejeune’s Poisoned Water Killed Babies

A composite image showing the entrance sign to Camp Lejeune with ghostly overlays of baby coffins, symbolizing the infant deaths linked to the base's water contamination.

Update: Class Action Lawsuit Review Select Justice are reviewing cases of individuals and families affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination. If you either lived or worked at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina from 1954 to 1987 and have been affected, follow this link to see if you are subject to compensation: Select Justice Camp Lejeune … 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

Risks of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Virginia’s Water Supply

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Recent findings have spotlighted the pervasive presence of “forever chemicals” in water systems across Virginia, posing potential health risks to residents. This comprehensive analysis stems from a groundbreaking U.S. Geological Survey study, revealing that these synthetic compounds, formally known as PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated substances), are contaminating drinking water sources nationwide. Their omnipresence in both … Read more