By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new report from the Environmental Working Group has identified hundreds of manufacturing sites in the commonwealth which may be leaking what is known as “forever chemicals” into the environment.READ MORE: Driver Of Vehicle Hits Pedestrian In Squirrel Hill
These chemicals are known as PFAs, and they can end up in the drinking water.
They are often used in waterproofing materials, non-stick cookware, and other similar items.READ MORE: Foo Fighters Bringing 2022 Tour To Pittsburgh
PFAs are linked to cancer, low birth weights, high blood pressure during pregnancy, and other health issues.
Many environmentalists have been calling for stricter regulations on PFAs.MORE NEWS: KDKA-TV Turkey Fund Final Total Helps More Than 38K Families Have Thanksgiving Meals
You can view the map on the Environmental Working Group’s website at this link.