Water Quality Standards At Military Bases Weakened

Water Quality Standards At Military Bases Weakened

The water quality at our military bases is at risk due to the EPA proposing to weaken the standards for cleaning up the toxic chemicals found in the tap water at the bases and in at least 401 additional locations across the nation.

These toxic chemicals, called PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances), are linked to cancer, liver damage, fertility issues, asthma and thyroid disease, according to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The EPA had set clean-up standards but the Pentagon objected.

You can read the full report here by Diane Herbst here:

https://people.com/human-interest/epa-proposes-weakened-standards-contaminated-drinking-water/

This article by Keith Matheny in the Detroit Free Press shares the wide spread water contamination problem that Michigan has due to PFAS.

The author explains what PFAS is, where it is found, if you have been exposed, and the health concerns associated with PFAS.

He shares the levels of PFAS that are safe and gives information on testing your water, however, this info is only for the state of Michigan. He also shares which water filter systems are effective in removing PFAS from your water.

I found this a very informative article about how water quality affects our health.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/04/25/pfas-contamination-michigan-water/3301354002/

Have a great weekend!

Corri

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