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Study Shows PFAS In Nearly Half Of U.S. Tap Water

(Washington, DC) — New federal data shows nearly half of the nation’s tap water contains so-called “forever chemicals.” A national study released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey shows that a group of chemicals known as PFAS were commonly found in private wells and more frequently found in urban areas, especially in California, the Great Lakes, the Great Plains and the Eastern Seaboard. The chemicals are commonly used in consumer products and have been linked to cancer, thyroid disease and other illnesses. Earlier this year, the EPA announced an effort to restrict and regulate forever chemicals.

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