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Are We Shredding The Watershed?
Upon learning that ski wax contains harmful perfluorochemicals (PFCs), and how it affected ski technicians, we set out to learn what those facilities do to our environment. While there is no data correlating ski wax compounds from snowpack spring run-off and elevated levels of PFC in the watershed—the research simply hasn’t been done yet. A 2010 study examined private drinking water wells as a source of exposure to PFOA in communities surrounding a Fluoropolymer Production Facility. The result…The median blood PFOA concentration was 20 times greater than levels in the general US population. The authors concluded, “PFOA-contaminated drinking water is a significant contributor to PFOA levels in serum in the study population.”
To read the full study, follow the link in our bio. Photo courtesy of @shanefuhrman