After discovering that the municipal wells in Blades, Delaware contain elevated perfluorinated compounds (PFC) levels, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) provided bottled water to residents and businesses. The EPA urged the DNREC to test samples of the township’s water and found that all three municipal wells harbored PFCs above a safe level for human consumption, which is below 70 parts per trillion. This prompted the distribution of water to the community on Friday. Until permanent, safe water sources are secured, alternative sources of water will be available for the community’s needs.
Drinking water containing dangerous levels of PFCs may pose extreme harm to individuals who are exposed to them. Various forms of cancer, liver issues, and adverse effects on the immune system are some of the medical conditions that could occur, and pregnant women and infants are especially vulnerable. Manufacturers of commonly used products like Teflon found in non-stick cookware produced these items using PFCs and other similar chemicals.
If you or your loved ones developed medical conditions due to toxic chemicals or contaminated drinking water, contact our environmental lawyers at Williams Cedar at 215-557-0099 or contact us online. We serve clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and nationwide.