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6.5 Million Americans Drink Water Contaminated With the Chemical Used to Make Non-Stick Pans

From Ecowatch:  When you drink a glass of water, you expect it to be clean and pure, not contaminated with invisible toxic chemicals. But nationwide testing has found that 6.5 million Americans in 27 states are drinking water tainted by an industrial compound that was used for decades to make Teflon. The chemical, known as PFOA, has been detected in 94 public water systems. The amounts are small, but new research indicates that it can be hazardous even at the tiniest doses. PFOA and closely related fluorinated chemicals—including PFOS, once used to make Scotchgard—can cause cancer, birth defects and heart disease and weaken the immune system….

Read the article: http://ecowatch.com/2015/08/28/drink-water-contaminated-teflon/?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=67f3d12267-Top_News_8_29_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-67f3d12267-86010973