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The Pentagon Should Address All Types of PFAS on Military Bases

The toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS belong to a family with hundreds of different members. They are linked to an array of health risks, including cancer, thyroid disruption, reproductive and developmental harms, reduced effectiveness of vaccines and high cholesterol. But in its efforts to address the widespread PFAS contamination on U.S. military bases, the Pentagon has largely focused on the most notorious of these so-called forever chemicals. The Department of Defense, or DOD, says there are as many as 678 military sites where PFAS contaminate groundwater or drinking water. Through Freedom of Information Act requests, EWG has so far confirmed and mapped PFAS in the tap water or groundwater at 328 of these military installations, each of which often has several kinds of PFAS. Read more.....

 

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