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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3M Documents related to AFFF

3M Intentionally misleads Australian Parliament

The problem of AFFF contaminating drinking water is not exclusively a United States issue.  3M sold/sells AFFF world wide.  As part of a resent Australian Parliament inquiry, Carol A. Ley, MD, Vice President and Corporate Medical Director at 3M Medical Department submitted the linked submission.  Dr. Ley argues, “We believe that PFOS and PFOA do not present health risks at the levels they are typically found in the environment or in human blood. According to a significant body of scientific literature, there is no proven causal relationship between PFC exposure and adverse human health effects.”  This statement defies the consensus in the Epidemiological community that C8/PFOA and PFOA cause a host of horrible disease including cancer and birth defects.  Dr. Ley’s submission is linked here: 

Sub 122 3M Sub-122_3M.pdf
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3m’s Material Safety Data Sheet:  

3m Aqueous Film Forming Foam (20.1 KiB)

3M DuPont Study concerning PFOA’s and C8: 

3M:DuPont Study (433.9 KiB)

 

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