One of the worst spots for these cancer-causing chemicals is in N.J.

Mcguire-Lakehurst Military Base

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is a national hot spot of pollution.

It’s among the 100 U.S. military bases most-contaminated by PFAS pollution, according to a list compiled by the advocacy organization Environmental Working Group. It is the only military installation in New Jersey that cracks the list.

PFAS — which stands for polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances — is a family of thousands of different chemicals. Some of the most common include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) …

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