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Navy Chemicals May Have Contaminated Drinking Water

cancer cluster fears sparked around navy basesA cluster of illnesses, including cancer, among residents and military personnel at two bases in Pennsylvania is making community leaders question whether chemicals in fire-retardant foam may have contaminated local drinking water sources.

The chemicals; perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), are unregulated and no longer in production. They’re also more common than you might think. Prior to being phased out of use, PFOS/PFOA was used in many ...

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