Times Herald-Record: Study: Toxic chemicals in Newburgh water, local wells found in fast-food packaging

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The family of toxic chemicals that includes the ones behind the closure of the City of Newburgh’s primary water supply and the contamination of private wells in surrounding towns is prevalent in fast-food packaging, according to a new study.

Researchers and scientists with the Environmental Protection Agency tested over 400 samples of packaging, including hamburger wrappers, desert containers and drinking cups, for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Leonard Sparks

Read entire article on the Times Herald-Record: http://www.recordonline.com/news/20170202/study-toxic-chemicals-in-newburgh-water-local-wells-found-in-fast-food-packaging