Firefighting Foam Studies Show PFOA Pollution in Water

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Article Courtesy of Jakob Rodgers | November 8th, 2016 | The Gazette | Published as Educational Material

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New revelations are arising that the Air Force ignored past studies describing the harms of PFOA pollution in water. The Air Force had not done anything to recognize the danger of firefighting foam (a PFOA containing material) till recently, and my that time, six million people South of Colorado Springs had already been subject to the contaminant’s negative effects. While the Air Force has promised to begin filtering the contaminant, it may not change much. PFO tends to be non-degradable, and thus stick to the body. Once they stick to the human body, the individual has a high risk for a slow death. Read more about it here.

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