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“A Long Island environmental group released a map this week of where PFAS chemicals are being used at industrial facilities across the state.
Federal data released last month shows more than 440 facilities on Long Island could be using harmful chemicals in manufacturing. Exposure to PFAS can lead to higher rates of cancers and other health issues.
‘It is not an overstatement when I say the crisis of PFAS is a national health crisis and it deserves a serious national response,’ said Adrienne Esposito, the executive director of the Citizen Campaign for the Environment. ‘We deserve clean water, we deserve public health protection, that is what were expecting.’
Esposito wants stricter regulation of PFAS and a ban on its non-essential use, like in food packaging. PFAS is also used in manufacturing lubricant and firefighting foam.”…