`Forever Chemicals` In Wisconsin Water: New Research Offers Hope

As political leaders look to address "forever chemicals," research is finding new ways to get rid of the contamination.

WISCONSIN — Scientists may have discovered a new way to break down “forever chemicals," a class of chemicals found in water systems across America and in parts of Wisconsin.

Forever chemicals have become associated with certain types of cancers, low birth weight and other serious health issues. In June, the Environmental Protection Agency sounded the alarm, notifying the public and water utilities that PFAS are more dangerous than previously thought...

...In Wisconsin, there are seven main sites that have been confirmed contaminated with PFAS, or forever chemicals. Military installations are among the most frequent location where contamination is found, including Milwaukee`s General Mitchell International Airport...


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