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‘Forever chemicals’ contamination found at 59 more Defense Department sites

The Department of Defense records reveal PFAS levels at the 59 installations ranging from 3.4 parts per trillion, or ppt, to 870,000 ppt in the bases’ soil and water. There are no federal limits on PFAS in soil or water, but some states have moved to limit the most ubiquitous type of PFAS in drinking water to levels as low as 6 ppt in order to adequately protect human health. More:

‘Forever chemicals’ contamination found at 59 more Defense Department sites  –  EWG
Learn more about PFAS, the toxic nonstick chemicals in water  –  EWG

PFAS Health Effects

PFAS and Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity: An EWG Fact Sheet  –  EWG
PFAS Chemicals Harm the Immune System, Decrease Response to Vaccines, New EWG Review Finds  –  EWG
Study: PFAS Act Similar to Known Cancer-Causing Chemicals  –  EWG

US PFAS Legislation

California announces bold public health goals for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water  –  EWG
House Defense bill includes historic funding for PFAS cleanup at military sites  –  EWG

PFAS Contamination at Military Sites

For Decades, The Department of Defense Knew Fire Fighting Foams With PFAS Chemicals Were Dangerous But Continued Their Use  –  EWG
Defense Department delayed PFAS cleanup, ignored health risks, Inspector General says  –  EWG
Interactive Map- 679 Military Sites With Known or Suspected Discharges of PFAS  –  EWG
A Toxic Threat –
Government Must Act Now on PFAS Contamination at Military Bases  –  Union of Concerned ScientistsThe Department of Defense records reveal PFAS levels at the 59 installations ranging from 3.4 parts per trillion, or ppt, to 870,000 ppt in the bases’ soil and water. There are no federal limits on PFAS in soil or water, but some states have moved to limit the most ubiquitous type of PFAS in drinking water to levels as low as 6 ppt in order to adequately protect human health. More:

‘Forever chemicals’ contamination found at 59 more Defense Department sites  –  EWG
Learn more about PFAS, the toxic nonstick chemicals in water  –  EWG

PFAS Health Effects

PFAS and Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity: An EWG Fact Sheet  –  EWG
PFAS Chemicals Harm the Immune System, Decrease Response to Vaccines, New EWG Review Finds  –  EWG
Study: PFAS Act Similar to Known Cancer-Causing Chemicals  –  EWG

US PFAS Legislation

California announces bold public health goals for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water  –  EWG
House Defense bill includes historic funding for PFAS cleanup at military sites  –  EWG

PFAS Contamination at Military Sites

For Decades, The Department of Defense Knew Fire Fighting Foams With PFAS Chemicals Were Dangerous But Continued Their Use  –  EWG
Defense Department delayed PFAS cleanup, ignored health risks, Inspector General says  –  EWG
Interactive Map- 679 Military Sites With Known or Suspected Discharges of PFAS  –  EWG
A Toxic Threat –
Government Must Act Now on PFAS Contamination at Military Bases  –  Union of Concerned Scientists

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