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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Industrial chemicals which have been linked to a range of health problems have been found in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities, including the Iowa Quad Cities.

A study released Wednesday by Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental research and advocacy group, found PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) at more than 40 locations in 31 states, according to a PBS NewsHour report

Researchers sampled drinking water between May and December of 2019, and those samples were then analyzed by a third-party laboratory for 30 different chemicals in the PFAS family.

The EWG study reports two samples, one collected in Brunswick County, North Carolina, and the other in the Iowa Quad Cities, were found to contain PFAS concentrations above the Environmental Protection Agency’s health advisory of 70 parts per trillion…

Iowa American Water is disputing the findings of a water quality report that revealed high levels of toxic chemicals in a single drinking water sample in Davenport.”