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Ridgewood Water Leads the Way in PFAS Reduction Efforts

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In a groundbreaking move, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its first-ever national rule on Wednesday, April 10, to regulate the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), commonly referred to as “forever chemicals,” in drinking water. This rule mandates that public water suppliers across the United States must reduce the levels of PFOA and PFOS to a maximum of 4 parts per trillion by 2029.

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Can “Forever Chemicals” Be Filtered From Water?

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Clinical Contributors to this story:
Kyle Tafuri HUMC

Ridgewood NJ, pouring yourself a glass of tap water may seem like a refreshing choice, but appearances can be deceiving. With growing concerns about “forever chemicals” lurking in drinking water, it’s natural to question its safety. So, what exactly are you exposing yourself to with each sip?

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Schedler Park Targeted for Turf Field in ‘Dads Night” Email

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Dear Dads’ Night Families,

If you have or had a child in a field sport whether it be baseball, softball, football, lacrosse, or soccer, and they have been affected by the recurrent flooding or lack of field space, this is a simple call to action.

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‘Forever chemicals’ have been linked to Breast and Gynecological cancers

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Hoosick Falls NY, Loreen Hackett faced the daunting challenge of battling cancer not once, but twice, before reaching the age of 50. Her first encounter with the disease occurred in her 20s when cancerous cells were discovered in her cervix, prompting her to undergo a hysterectomy at the young age of 28. Nearly two decades later, she found herself confronting cancer again, this time diagnosed with breast cancer.

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New Groundwater Treatment System Planned for Superfund site at Westmoreland Well Field in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ, plans for a new groundwater treatment system that will remove toxic substances 1,4-dioxane, PFOA and PFOS from four closed Fair Lawn wells is moving forward, with full completion slated for 2025.

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