In Brief: Colorado health officials examine PFAS contamination in farm water

CBS4 – Denver reports that state agencies are assessing new data compiled by Colorado researchers that suggests a family of toxic chemicals known as PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, could be reaching the state’s vegetables – and potentially consumers – through contaminated irrigation water. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Agriculture are examining potential sources that may be contaminated with the so-called “forever chemicals.” Only one farm was found to be using water with high levels of the chemicals during the state’s sampling of drinking water. CDPHE recommends anyone using well water for drinking or gardening should have it tested.

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