There could be more PFAS contamination in this seafood platter than drinking water containing 70 parts per trillion of the toxins every day for 80 years.
The Department of Defense is engaged in a campaign to convince the public that the PFAS contamination it has caused on military bases and in surrounding regions around the world is being cleaned up and that it is safeguarding public health by complying with the EPA’s lifetime health advisory of 70 parts per trillion (ppt) in drinking water. For the most part, both claims are false.
More attention must be given to formulating government policy based on the science we know. With the EPA on the sidelines, individual state legislatures must step up to protect public health.
An oyster in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland just off the shore of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station was found to contain 1,100,000 ppt of PFAS, while a Bluegill fish contained 5,498,000 ppt. of the toxins just outside of Wurtsmuth AFB in Michigan.
What’s in your fish?
Exposure to PFAS from household products can be rather quickly eliminated by altering the chemical production of these consumables. Eliminating exposure caused by severely contaminated groundwater, rivers, the ocean, and poisoned marine food chains will take a very long time, somewhat comparable to the nuclear half-life of spent radioactive fuel. Half the battle is in discontinuing their use.
See my latest piece. Pentagon directs public attention to water as the primary source of PFAS contamination in people while most PFAS is consumed through the diet, especially seafood. https://www.militarypoisons.org/food–water.html