The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.
Переклад цього матеріалу українською мовою з російської було автоматично здійснено сервісом Google Translate, без подальшого редагування тексту.
Bu məqalə Google Translate servisi vasitəsi ilə avtomatik olaraq rus dilindən azərbaycan dilinə tərcümə olunmuşdur. Bundan sonra mətn redaktə edilməmişdir.

Drinking water in the USA is contaminated with toxic substances at a faster rate than previously thought

According to a new report, tap water in the United States is contaminated with toxic fluorine-containing chemicals at a faster rate than previously thought. Writes about it Fox News.

Фото: Depositphotos

“It is virtually impossible to avoid contaminated drinking water from these chemicals,” said David Andrews, senior fellow at the environmental working group and co-author of the report.

Chemicals, also known as perfluoroalkyls (PFAS), are resistant to destruction and can affect far more than 110 million Americans. This figure appeared earlier in the reports of the Working Group on the environment (EWG) for 2018 based on unpublished data from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Some chemicals are known to cause cancer, liver damage, low birth weight, and other health problems.

On the subject: Over 100 Thousands of Cancer Cases: Drinking Water in the US Contains Carcinogens

“The results confirm that the number of Americans exposed to PFAS due to contaminated tap water was significantly underestimated by previous studies, both from the Environmental Protection Agency and from its own EWG studies,” the report said.

Some of the highest levels were found in the suburbs of Miami, Philadelphia, New Orleans, upstate New Jersey and New York.

Artificial chemicals have been used in products such as Scotchguard, Teflon, and fire foam.

The group took tap water samples from 44 locations in 31 states and found that only in Meridian (Mississippi), where residents took drinking water from wells, no traces of chemicals were found. Only Seattle (Washington) and Tuscaloosa (Alabama) had less than one part per trillion, which is considered the permissible content of chemicals.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is aware of pollution, but so far no national standards have been set for the content of chemicals in drinking water.

Miscellaneous In the U.S. USA drinking water pollution

Read also on ForumDaily:

Smarter than they thought: scientists figured out how a prehistoric man hunted mammoths

End of the world: what will happen if electricity is cut off worldwide

'Overlap cancer oxygen': for which they gave the Nobel Prize in medicine

Over 100 Thousands of Cancer Cases: Drinking Water in the US Contains Carcinogens

Let's face the crisis together and support each other

No one in the world expected a coronavirus pandemic, but she came in disrupting the usual rhythm of life and work of billions of people, causing panic and uncertainty about tomorrow.

ForumDaily also faced financial difficulties due to the loss of some advertisers due to the economic downturn and quarantine. But we are not reducing the number of materials and the mode of operation, since we want our readers to receive timely and up-to-date information in this difficult time. In addition, we support Local small businesses in the USA that suffer the most.

But ForumDaily is also a small business. Despite the loss of part of the income, we are doing our best to ensure that you are informed and armed with all the necessary knowledge to counter the pandemic and resolve other important issues during quarantine.

To maintain this rhythm of work, we need your help. We will be grateful for any amount that you are willing to allot to support our team.

Let's face the crisis together!

Security of contributions is guaranteed by the use of the highly secure Stripe system.

Always yours, ForumDaily!

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the option "Priority in the show" - and read us first. And don't forget to subscribe to ForumDaily Woman and ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information.

1016 requests in 2,001 seconds.