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UK 'flying blind' on levels of toxic chemicals in tap water

25.03.2021
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Government is not testing drinking water for PFAS, which studies have linked to numerous health issuesThe UK government is not testing drinking water for a group of toxic manmade chemicals linked to a range of diseases including cancers, while across the world people are falling sick and suing for hundreds of millions of dollars at a time after finding the substances in their tap water.Known collectively as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), or "forever chemicals" because they are designed never to break down in the environment, the substances are used for their water- and grease-repellent properties in everything from cookware and clothing to furniture, carpets, packaging, coatings and firefighting foams. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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