Don’t drink from the tap: Northeast states on alert after high levels of carcinogenic acid found in water supply

Monday, April 11, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: David Gutierrez
Monday, April 11, 2016

Even as the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., continues to make headlines, communities in three separate Northeast states have been facing a crisis of their own: widespread contamination of water supplies with the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, or C8).

PFOA is one of the key ingredients in nonstick cookware and is also used in plastics, wax paper coatings and stain-resistant fabrics. It is a known toxin that accumulates and persists in the human body. Studies have linked PFOA with cancer and with immune malfunction in children.

“It stays in the body for many, many years, and it turns out to interact with processes in our body,” said Harvard environmental health researcher Philippe Grandjean, as reported by NPR.

Don’t drink the water

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