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Scientist Talks PFAS Contamination, Solutions On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, tap water testing conducted in 18 states by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found New Martinsville had the second-highest level of PFAS, commonly known as “forever chemicals,” in the country at 40 parts per trillion.

PFAS are manmade chemicals used in an array of industrial processes and consumer products but linger in the environment and pose a risk to human health. Chris Schulz spoke with EWG senior scientist Tasha Stoiber about water contamination, its health risks, and possible solutions.

Also, in this show, the West Virginia Hospital Association released its Community Benefit report this week. Emily Rice has the story.

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Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and produced this episode.

Teresa Wills is our host.

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