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Helping Water Districts and treatment plants Recoup the Cost of PFAS Contamination Clean Up & Remediation

Polluters need to be held accountable for their contamination, which water districts must remediate with their own customer money. At Napoli Shkolnik, we represent water districts and treatment plants throughout the U.S. and help them recoup the costs of remediating their systems due to PFAS contamination (as well as other contaminants caused polluters.

How PFAS Affect Clean Water Systems

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are harmful, man-made chemicals that include PFOA, perfluorooctanoic acid, and PFOS, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid. These chemicals have been manufactured by a variety of industries all over the world since the 1940s. Poor handling and disposal of these chemicals has lead to the contamination of natural water sources through the contamination of ground water wells and rivers. Water districts and treatment plants have had to foot the bill for the removal of PFAS from their water treatment systems. More than 1500 drinking water systems across the U.S. may be contaminated with PFOA and PFOS.According to a May 2018 Environmental Working Group (EWG) Report.

 Why Are PFAS Harmful?

PFAS chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body. This means that they don't break down and can accumulate over time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to negative health effects to humans.

Health Effects of PFAS

Studies have shown an association between increased PFOA and PFOS blood levels and an increased risk for several health effects, including effects on the liver and the immune system, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders, pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia, and cancer (testicular and kidney).

 

 


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