Posts Tagged ‘pfoa’

The Chemical Clean-up Fight Goes On

The Chemical Clean-up Fight Goes On

The chemical clean-up fight continues but the federal government’s response is slowing. The clean-up efforts are shifting to the states. Massachusetts, California and Maine have led the charge, but now Washington state has taken the lead.  When Stephen Swanson, a retired E.R. doctor, learned that his drinking water contained the industrial pollutant PFOA and several related…

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EPA’s Failure to Regulate Our Drinking Water

EPA's Failure to Regulate Our Drinking Water

The EPA and it’s failures are in the news again. The contaminate that is being targeted is perchlorate, a chemical that harms the thyroid – critical for normal growth and development – and that contaminates drinking water systems serving over 17 million people in the U.S.  The EPA determined back in 2011 that perchlorate meets…

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PFOA Exposure-It’s Dangerous and It’s Everywhere

PFOA Exposure-It's Dangerous and It's Everywhere

PFOA exposure is everywhere and very dangerous to our health. Ohio’s attorney general is seeking damages from Dupont for contamination of natural resources. Unlike specific or class action lawsuits that have focused on specific medical maladies linked to the discharge of toxic substances from DuPont’s Washington Works Plant near Parkersburg, this lawsuit focuses on environmental impact…

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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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