“These very, very high levels are likely to be transported into food and drinking water,” says Monica Mercola, staff counsel with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The other groups involved in the testing are the Montgomery Countryside Alliance and the Sugarloaf Citizens Association.
“Every single PFAS that has been studied for toxicity has been associated with adverse health effects, ranging from thyroid dysfunction to liver and kidney cancers,” says Mercola. “They are especially harmful towards children, causing issues of delayed development or even decreased responses to vaccines.”
The three groups recently wrote a letter to Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Council President Evan Glass, requesting a ban on using Bloom and other biosolids on “county agriculture fields, golf courses and public lands.”