Bergen County drinking water sample ranks fourth for toxic PFAS in national study

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SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – A drinking water sample taken from a Bergen County town had one of the highest concentrations of an increasingly common group of toxic chemicals found across the nation in a survey of water systems, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The sample taken in Bergenfield in August detected 12 compounds of PFAS, a group of man-made chemicals used in everyday products for almost a century and which have been linked in recent years to cancer and other ailments.

The levels of PFAS, or polyfluoroalkyl substances, did not exceed a federal health standard for drinking water …

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