Read the full article by Chris Ullery (Bucks County Courier Times)
“State lawmakers are asking Gov. Tom Wolf to include $1.6 million for a PFAS study investigating links between the unregulated chemicals and cancer in his upcoming fiscal plan.
State Reps. Todd Stephens, Meghan Schroeder and Todd Polinchock, say Temple University has offered to investigate potential cancer links to supplement an ongoing nationwide study.
Wolf released a 2021 agenda plan Thursday prioritizing economic recovery, the coronavirus pandemic and government reform efforts ahead of his scheduled state budget presentation on Tuesday.
‘We’ve made great progress in making water customers whole after local water utilities spent millions to filter PFAS from local drinking water. Now we need to understand the ramifications of the PFAS on our health,’ said Stephens,R-151 of Horsham.
A nationwide study administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is investigating various health impacts of the chemicals contaminating many drinking water sources in Horsham, Warrington and Warminster…”