Why should you care about PFOA’s and C8?

You lock your doors, tuck your children into bed and do everything you can to make sure they are safe. Then they ask you for a glass of water before they fall asleep. You give them a glass of tap water and kiss them good night. Meanwhile, the chemical companies are dumping PFOA's into the ground. The military bases are hosing down AFFF until it seeps into the ground. These chemicals degrade into C8 and make it into your water supply. They may be in that glass of water you just gave your child.

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AFFF in the News

March 11, 2016  The Associate Press reports that “the military plans to examine hundreds of sites nationwide to determine whether chemicals from foam used to fight fires have contaminated groundwater and spread to drinking water, the Defense Department said. The checks are planned for 664 sites where the military has conducted fire or crash training, military officials told The Associated Press this week and the list includes every current and former military base in San Antonio except Camp Bullis. Since December, tests have been carried out at 28 naval sites in mostly coastal areas. Drinking water at a landing field in Virginia and the groundwater at another site in New Jersey have been found to contain levels above the guidance given by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the Navy said. Results of the other tests have either come up under federally acceptable levels or are pending.” Military to check for water contamination at 664 sites”  (Mar. 10, 2016).


Fargo, North Dakota  Military officials revealed today that 6 sites in North Dakota, including their Air Guard Base was one of the 662 bases identified by the Department of Defense as cites contaminated by AFFF.  Investigators are trying to determine the extent if any that the deadly toxins PFOA/C8 has infiltrated the community’s water supply.  These chemicals are known to cause a host of deadly disease ranging from birth defects to cancer.

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