Environmental Groups say new data in maps released by the EPA following a lawsuit shows an estimated 3,500 industrial facilities in the State that could pose dangerous health impacts and water contamination. Citizens Campaign for the Environment and PEER say chemicals known as PFAS don’t have the ability to break down, posing risks to the environment and to human health. Science Policy Director of PEER, Kyla Bennett says there are many ways humans can be exposed to the chemicals.
“There are three exposure pathways to PFAS. Through drinking water and food, through inhalation when things are incinerated, but also through dermal absorption. So, it’s a frightening map,” said Bennett.