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Thursday, March 11, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

How safe is the Hudson Valley’s drinking water?

By
Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Public health officials and private environmental groups say that approximately 300,000 people in Rockland County don't have safe water to drink.
Recently, a test of a number of Suez's public wells revealed that their pollution levels exceed the state's maximum level for drinking water - which is 10 parts per trillion. News 12 Bronx reported that the levels in some of Suez's well water is almost double that - at 19 parts per trillion. The federal limit is 70 parts per trillion.
The polluting chemicals, PFOA and PFOS, are used to make materials like fire-fighting foam, food packaging and chemicals used to make stain-proof fabrics. According to the CDC, exposure to high levels can lead to cancer, high blood pressure and lessen the effectiveness of vaccines in children.
Local state and federal politicians including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and State Representative Mondaire Jones have voic. ...

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