Agency Of Natural Resources Wants To Test All Vermont Drinking Water For PFAS Chemicals

Howard Weiss-Tisman, Vermont Public Radio

The Vermont Department of Health says the chemicals may “affect growth, learning and behavior of babies.” The Health Department also says the chemicals might affect the immune system and some studies have linked exposure to an increase in cholesterol levels and to an increased risk of cancer.

The state’s decision to add the five chemicals came in response to a petition filed by the Conservation Law Foundation.

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