PFC Contamination in Colorado Springs Area

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Article Courtesy of Bruce Finley | July 7th, 2016 | The Denver Post | Published as Educational Material

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Residents south of Colorado Springs have been expressing fear due to new revelations that the water they’ve been drinking for the past few years was contaminated by PFCs. It was found that many private wells were contaminated, along with several links to cancer. Prolonged exposure to PFCs has been linked to health harm: developmental damage to fetuses during pregnancy, low birth weight, accelerated puberty and distorted bones. The EPA’s advisory also links the chemicals to kidney and testicular cancer, liver tissue damage, impaired production of antibodies and cholesterol changes. Read more about PFC contamination here.

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