‘This stuff won’t go away’: PFAS chemicals contaminate Wisconsin’s waterways and soil

‘This stuff won’t go away’: PFAS chemicals contaminate Wisconsin’s waterways and soil

Water sources used by millions of humans as well as wildlife poisoned with ‘forever chemicals’

Last year, residents in Campbell, Wisconsin, a four-square-mile island city in the Mississippi River, learned disturbing news: toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” used in firefighting foam at a neighboring airport had probably been contaminating their private wells for decades.

As state and local leaders search for a solution, residents now use bottled water for drinking, cooking and brushing their teeth. Yet the situation represents more than an enormous inconvenience. Some strongly suspect that the seemingly high rate of cancer, Crohn’s disease and other serious ailments that have plagued the island’s residents stem from the dangerous chemicals.

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