89.3 KPCC Public Radio: Defense bill could lead to more regulation of chemicals in some SoCal drinking water

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Guam may become one of no less than eight sites containing former or current military bases to be studied for the possible health implications of perfluorinated compounds.

About $7 million has been set aside in the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act for the study, to be conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“More than 6 million Americans are drinking water polluted with highly fluorinated chemicals,” according to a Nov. 16 press release from the Green Science Policy Institute, an organization founded in 2008 dedicated to reducing harmful chemicals in products.

Libby Denkmann

Read entire article on SCPR.org:
https://www.scpr.org/news/2017/11/22/78062/dod-bill-could-lead-to-more-regulation-of-chemical/