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: Allegheny County Health Director Says Delta Variant Is Fueling Rising Cases, Hospitalizations
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: 'Itchy Mites:' Preventing Bites And The Itch That Comes With A Mite Bite
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: Pittsburgh Weather: Temperatures Continue Rising On Thursday
You can view the map on the Environmental Working Group’s website at this link.