Posts Tagged ‘pfoa’

EPA and It’s Chemical Cleanup Problems

EPA and The Chemical Cleanup Problem

The EPA is working to improve their response to cleaning up dangerous chemicals in our soil and water. One chemical they are focusing on is PFOA, a industrial chemical that has contaminated many private wells in Vermont, as well as several areas across the country. It is just one of the perfluorinated compounds that has…

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Water Contamination: How Safe Is Your Water?

Water Contamination: How Safe Is Your Water?

Water contamination is news everywhere you look. A national database released by the Environmental Working Group shows that most tap water across the U.S. has contaminants. The concern is that many of those contaminants cause serious health problems including cancer. EWG senior science adviser Olga Naidenko said the contaminants can affect your health slowly over your lifetime, but children are…

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PFOA-A Cancer Causing Chemical At High Levels

PFOA

PFOA is a cancer causing chemical at extremely high levels in the northeast. Bennington and North Bennington residents who were tested for a cancer-causing chemical had, on average, five times the normal amount in their systems, according to new lab results. The Vermont Health Department tested 477 adults and children for PFOA at eight blood…

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