“State officials and water authorities say concerns raised today by an environmental group that some north Alabama residents should avoid drinking or even bathing in their tap water are unfounded.

The group Warriors for Clean Water claimed at a press conference Friday to have uncovered evidence of increased rates of kidney cancer and other illnesses in areas served by the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority and Decatur Utilities, and urged residents in certain zip codes served by those utilities to buy and use bottled water instead.

Both utilities were notified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2016 that their water had levels of PFOA and PFOS that could cause human health problems, but both utilities eventually came into compliance with the new health advisory standards set by the EPA…

Decatur Utilities issued a response saying the call to avoid tap water was ‘unwarranted and unsubstantiated’.”

Read the full article by Dennis Pillion.