Chemicals Found in Drinking Water
It’s a chemical compound known as PFOA, and while it’s being phased out in the U.S., the suspected cancer-causing substance is still very much around, turning up in the water in factory towns around the country – including three small communities in upstate New York and Vermont.
Those cases have led to renewed demands from environmentalists and public health authorities for strict regulations on how much PFOA can be in the water.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that it is still studying the substance and that the process is a drawn-out one dictated by federal law.
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