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Survey links PFCs, unfiltered drinking water in east metro


A state health survey has linked the consumption of unfiltered drinking water to higher PFC concentrations in surveyed residents of Cottage Grove and two other east-metro communities.

The results, released recently by the Minnesota Department of Health, generally show that the longer that residents had consumed unfiltered drinking water, the higher the level of PFCs, or perfluorochemicals, in their blood.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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