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New reports on PFCs in drinking water raise pressure on regulators

from NJ Spotlight

Two national reports on drinking-water contamination by the toxic PFC family of chemicals are adding to pressure for more detection and cleanup at affected sites, including those in New Jersey, and for tougher regulation by state and federal governments, amid growing concern about the chemicals' effects on public health. One report, by the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters (EST), showed New Jersey's drinking water has one of the highest U.S. rates of contamination with PFCs such as PFOA and PFNA, and found a correlation between water contamination and sites such as industrial facilities, wastewater plants, and military bases that may be using the chemicals. more

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