High concentrations of the cancer causing chemicals, PFOS and PFOA (Teflon related), have been detected in 13 water systems nationwide.
The EPA has finally decided to issue health warnings on these chemicals after decades of ignoring all the related health effects. We reported on these overlooked poisons last year and are thrilled the EPA has finally taken action. Unfortunately, 8 water systems in Alabama have been cited for having high concentrations of PFOS and PFOA.
According to EWG, a non-profit, non-partisan health organization, 9 Alabama counties are affected by PFOS and PFOA:
Chilton, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marshall, and Morgan County.