Connecticut sees 'emerging threat' in PFAS chemicals

Frustrated by the EPA's inaction, states are moving to address PFAS substances, an old class of chemicals linked to the pollution of drinking water.
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High levels of toxic PFAS chemicals pollute breast milk

Studies are showing high levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in breast milk that far exceed U.S. drinking water health advisory limits.

Vermont launches effort to collect toxic foam from local fire departments

Vermont fire departments can dispose of outdated fire fighting foam made from PFOA and PFOS for free until October 8.
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Hidden studies from decades ago could have curbed PFAS problem: Scientist

An editorial published in Environmental Health today suggests that research on perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) and their dangerous health effects was not revealed until several decades after it was conducted.

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Vermont school water supplies tested; 2 of 10 have elevated PFAS levels

The schools where contamination was detected have been notified and offered bottled water.
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