Read the full article by Ismail Turay Jr. (Dayton Daily News)

“Levels of so-called ‘forever chemicals’ were detected in two of 18 private wells the State of Ohio sampled this month in an effort to determine how widespread the contamination is in the community surrounding Aullwood Audubon Farm Discovery Center in Dayton, officials told the Dayton Daily News on Saturday.

The state sampled the 18 wells after it detected high levels of the group of cancer-causing chemicals known as PFAS in Aullwood’s drinking water system. The wells are among 180 that health officials urged homeowners to test for the toxins shortly after they were detected at Aullwood.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily News, officials from the Ohio Department of Health and Gov. Mike DeWine’s office said the levels of PFAS detected in the two wells are below the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 70 parts per trillion. A part per trillion is the equivalence of a grain of sand in an Olympic-size pool or a pinch of salt in 10 tons of potato chips…”