More Colorado Towns Find PFAS in Drinking Water

More Colorado Towns Find PFAS in Drinking Water

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New EPA test results show that PFAS, a group of "forever chemicals," have been found in drinking water in more Colorado towns.

The chemicals have been linked to a number of health problems, including cancer, liver damage, and decreased fertility.

Local water agencies are working to mitigate the contamination, but residents are concerned about the health risks.

Thornton, Aurora, and Keystone are among the towns that have reported PFAS contamination in their drinking water.

Thornton is using dilution and activated carbon filtering to reduce PFAS levels in its water.

Activated carbon filtering uses activated carbon to absorb PFAS molecules

Aurora is using granular activated carbon filters to treat its water.

Granular activated carbon is a type of porous material that has a high surface area.

Keystone is still investigating the source of the PFAS contamination in its water.

The EPA is expected to release new drinking water standards for PFAS later this year.

Residents who are concerned about PFAS in their drinking water should contact their local water agency.

There are a number of things that residents can do to reduce their exposure to PFAS, such as using a water filter and avoiding products that contain PFAS.

The discovery of PFAS in drinking water is a serious problem, and it is important to be aware of the risks.

Residents should work with their local water agency to stay informed about the situation and take steps to protect their health.