They’re not just finding out about this now.
We’ve been talking about PFAS since the site was founded in 2013, and Andrew Anglin was talking about it before that.
The easy explanation is that they don’t care if you get poisoned. But the more you look into it, it actually starts to seem like they’re poisoning you on purpose.
This is all of course while they’re telling you the world is going to end because of the greenhouse effect.
Drinking water consumed by millions of Americans from hundreds of communities spread across the United States is contaminated with dangerous levels of toxic chemicals, according to testing data released Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The data shows that drinking water systems serving small towns to large cities – from tiny Collegeville, Pennsylvania, to Fresno, California – contain measurable levels of so-called “forever chemicals”, a family of durable compounds long used in a variety of commercial products but that are now known to be harmful.
The water of as many as 26 million Americans is contaminated, according to an analysis of the new EPA data performed by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a Washington DC based nonprofit.
Studies have linked the chemicals to cancers, immunodeficiencies, reproductive harms and developmental effects in children.
Scientists and environmental advocates have increasingly warned about the harms of chemicals like perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in recent decades, leading to an agreement between the the EPA and chemical manufacturers such as DuPont and 3M to phase out PFOA by 2015.
However, lasting pollution of the environment and human bodies with forever chemicals continues. Studies show nearly all Americans have some level of PFOA, PFOS, and similar chemicals, scientifically known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), circulating in their bodies. Additional analyses calculate that hundreds of millions of Americans are likely exposed through drinking water contamination.
But, the EPA’s testing program, part of a 27-year-old effort to sample the nation’s drinking water for unregulated chemicals, offers the most robust look into exactly which communities are polluted. The data released Thursday is the first round of a program that will test most US water system serving more than 3,300 Americans for 29 different forever chemicals, along with the metal lithium, over the next three years.
This first batch, which analyzed data from about 2,000 systems across the country, already spells trouble.
According to the data, 170 water systems found some level of PFOS in their drinking water, while 156 found PFOA. That means about one-in-10 drinking water systems contain the two most notoriously dangerous forever chemicals.
When including all 29 forever chemicals, the data confirm that the drinking water of approximately 26 million Americans is contaminated, according to the EWG non profit. The data is also “consistent” with a 2020 study from the group that calculated more than 200 million Americans could have some form of PFAS in their drinking water.
“For decades, millions of Americans have unknowingly consumed water tainted with PFAS,” said Scott Faber, senior vice-president for government affairs at EWG said. “The new testing data shows that escaping PFAS is nearly impossible.”
The Guardian reports this.
You’d have a hard time finding it in the WaPo/NYT.
I’m sure if you googled it, you’d find something from those outlets, but they do not do consistent updates.
American publications cover this up on purpose. So either they’re being paid by corporations that profit from lax environmental laws to cover it up or they want you to be poisoned.
Or, mayhaps, they think a real environmental crisis would distract from the warming hoax?