DailyMail.com has published a story relating to PFOA in freshwater fish. Many stories have been published regarding PFOA, “Forever Chemicals”, found in Wheeler Lake located in North Alabama. The chemical pollution has been attributed to a Decatur 3M plant and/or 3M landfill dumping.
- Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been found in US fish
- One freshwater fish has the same level of PFAS as a month’s worth of water
- PFAS are linked to health conditions and can take thousands of years to degrade
- Supermarket fish contains less PFAS, but is not available to all US communities
See these related stories on Southern Fishing News:
C8 (PFOS/PFOA) in the water – The Ugly Facts
COMMENTARY ON PFOS PART ONE: What is PFOS and are there any dangers
COMMENTARY PART TWO: PFOS and the Fisherman
Are the fish you are catching toxic?
ADEM Continues PFAS Investigation
More problems for Wheeler Lake in North Alabama
Is Minnesota settlement a precursor for Alabama’s Wheeler Lake