PFAS and Other Harmful Chemicals Found in a U.S. Protected River

​St. Croix River – a federally protected stream – is facing a sinister threat coming from toxic industrial elements associated with several health issues, as per a report published by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The report says that per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, utilized in nonstick and stain-resistant pans, rugs, and numerous other products, have been detected in the river. Agency representatives said they were found last year in a water sample collected close to the Minnesota Department of Transportation drainage pipe. PFAS and Their Impact on…

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