The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared on the Boston Globe website on July 29th, regarding tainted water being sold in the United States:
By DAVID ABEL, Boston Globe, July 29th, 2019
“Nearly a month after spring water from a Haverhill company was found tainted with toxic chemicals, gallon-sized jugs of it are still stocked on supermarket shelves across New England, despite a health advisory from state health officials that pregnant women, nursing mothers, and infants should not consume the water.”
“Last month, as officials in New Hampshire were completing new standards to reduce exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, part of a national push to tighten their regulation, they decided to conduct a random sampling of bottled water sold at supermarkets in the state, something rarely done.
The results showed that water from Spring Hill Farm Dairy in Haverhill had sharply elevated levels of the human-made chemicals, known as PFAS, which have been linked to kidney cancer, low-infant birth weight, and a range of diseases.
Some chemicals were found at levels four times higher than New Hampshire’s new standards for safe drinking water.”