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150K Gallons of Toxic Water Leak From Air Force Base

Colorado base isn't sure how it got out

(Newser) - Some 150,000 gallons of water contaminated by toxic firefighting chemicals were discharged from a Colorado Air Force Base into a city sewer system, and authorities can't explain why. Peterson Air Force Base has confirmed that water containing perfluorinated chemicals—PFCs—flowed through Colorado Springs Utilities wastewater treatment plant... More »

New Hidden Danger: Ski Wax

They can cause PFCs to build up in the blood

(Newser) - Bad news for ski addicts who crave speed: The ski wax that makes skis go faster could cause cancer. Scientific American reports on new research that suggests ski wax users are exposed to perfluorochemicals, with potentially deadly results. Two recent studies found high levels of PFCs in the blood of... More »

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