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The faces of change on toxic water

More than 110 million people are estimated to be drinking PFAS-contaminated water in the U.S. alone, and new science suggests that number is actually much higher.

These toxic ‘forever’ chemicals found in Teflon, firefighting foam, raingear and more cause cancer, kidney disease, and other serious health problems.

Thousands of PFAS chemicals are completely unregulated by the federal government.

But there’s one thing giving me hope: the coalition of community leaders, representing over 30 communities across 17 states, who have come together to fight for change.

The people most impacted by PFAS contamination are leading the way for change. They are people like Loreen Hacket from Hoosick Falls, NY, who was one of the first to sound the alarm on PFAS drinking water contamination across the country.

They are people like Diane Cotter of Worcester, MA, who brought national attention to the toxic PFAS exposure that firefighters face every day on the job.

They are people like Hope Grosse and Joanne Stanton of Warminster, PA, who learned that they had been drinking contaminated water and decided to do something about it.

The National PFAS Contamination envisions a PFAS-free world, where people are not exposed to any PFAS, where the environment and public health are protected, where there is justice for the victims of PFAS exposure, and where laws and regulations change to prevent contamination from ever happening again.

Thanks to you, we’re winning. States like Vermont and Michigan have already passed standards that are much stronger than current federal standards. And we’re not stopping there.

To learn more about the National PFAS Contamination Coalition, visit

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