Posts Tagged "perfluorinated compounds"

Private Drinking Water (2016)

Private Drinking Water (2016)

Private wells serve 20 percent of Cape Cod residents. In a study of 20 private drinking water wells in seven Cape towns, Silent Spring Institute scientists detected low levels of pharmaceuticals and other common household chemicals, presumably from septic systems. The researchers detected the presence of these emerging contaminants—pharmaceuticals, flame retardants, and other chemicals whose…

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Public Drinking Water (2014)

Chemicals from consumer products and pharmaceuticals that flow down the drain can seep from septic systems into drinking water supplies, according to research conducted by Silent Spring Institute. In 2009, Institute researchers partnered with nine public water suppliers to collect samples from 20 wells and two distribution systems supplying drinking water on Cape Cod. Samples…

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