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“KILLINGWORTH — State regulators said this week there are no specific plans to expand the testing of water supplies outside of town after several rounds of examination there found elevated levels of PFAS chemicals.
The chemicals were first detected at elevated levels in untreated water from a public source used by a manufactured-home community in Killingworth in March.
There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The chemicals can be found in common household items, such as food packaging, nonstick cookware, other water-repellent products and certain firefighting foams.
The chemicals are also known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances.
Subsequent testing at nearby schools and other government buildings found levels that exceeded state standards at the Town Hall and fire station…”