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Advocates push to improve Paulsboro water

Robert Laumbach, MD, MPH

Environmental advocates are hoping a new study will improve ongoing issues with the water in Paulsboro, Gloucester County. In 2013, a highly, toxic chemical — PFNA — was found in the town’s water system and ​nearby private wells. It was also found in several other towns in Gloucester County, an area that has reported some of the highest concentrations of PFNA in the world. It is just one chemical in the PFAS family, substances that are turning up in water systems around the Garden State.

As part of a nationwide study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a team from the Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute is working to figure out what happens to the human body when it’s exposed to these chemicals.

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(Source: Melissa Rose Cooper- NJ Spotlight News – November 19, 2021)

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