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Environmental Working Group and Northwest University Release PFAS Report

On Monday, May 6, the Environmental Working Group (EWG)  and the Northeastern University Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute issued a Press Release and interactive map locating PFAS occurrence in drinking water around the United States.  Below is an excerpt from the EWG’s Press Release:

“The known extent of contamination of American communities with the toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate, with no end in sight. As of March 2019, at least 610 locations in 43 states are known to be contaminated, including drinking water systems serving an estimated 19 million people.”

The map presents locations with known PFAS contamination that are categorized as: (1) military sites, (2) drinking water or (3) other known sites.  If one clicks on a specific drinking water location, another window opens with the name of the public water system and PFAS results.

EWG is also a sponsor of a reception and screening of a new documentary, The Legacy of PFAS Chemical Contamination, that will be shown (followed by a panel discussion that includes Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) and Ken Cook, EWG President) on Tuesday evening, May 14, at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.