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PFAS in the Cape and Islands Environment


These man made chemicals are linked to health risks such as cancer, and are showing up in our drinking water. In some places we know the source of the PFAS, but in others it’s a mystery. On The Point, we discuss how the chemicals are used, what we know and don’t know about health risks, and options for removing them from the water. We also discuss ways to avoid exposure to PFAS in products we buy and even what we eat.
Guests on the program are:
Laurel Schaider, Senior Scientist of Environmental Chemistry and Engineering at Silent Spring Institute
Noah Karberg, Assistant Manager at the Nantucket Airport
Julian Cyr, Cape and Islands State Senator
Mindy Todd hosts.
Here's a link for more information on PFAS from the State.

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of <i>The Point</i> on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 40 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.