A new report from The Guardian shows that the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t really provide reliable tests of municipal water. Shocker, right?
The Guardian tested places that the EPA has declared free of forever chemicals, or PFAS pollutants. They did in fact find PFAS in those places. They claim that the tests that the EPA uses is “so limited in scope that it is probably missing significant levels of PFAS pollutants.”
The EPA tests detect about 30 types of PFAS. Problem is, there are over 9,000 types of PFAS, many of which have been strongly linked to cancer. This means that people who think they have safe drinking water do not.