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State tests reveal contaminated drinking water


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 1:35pm

Last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) released extensive water testing data which demonstrate widespread occurrence of toxic "forever chemicals" known as PFAS (per- and poly-fluorinate alkyl substances) in Colorado waters. The state collected hundreds of samples from drinking water sources, fire station wells, and rivers and streams. In a press release announcing sampling results, CDPHE noted that few samples exceeded the non-enforceable EPA health advisory guideline of 70 parts per trillion (ppt) for two of the most common PFAS compounds.


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