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.

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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.

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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.

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You can view the map on the Environmental Working Group’s website at this link.