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


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

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