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‘Forever Chemicals’ Found at High Levels in Milk From Maine Farm

July 24, 2020, 9:39 PM

So-called forever chemicals have again been found in milk at a Maine dairy farm—this time at up to 150 times the allowable level—sending the state into high gear to find the source of the contamination.

Three samples of milk at an unidentified central Maine farm tested in late June and July showed the chemical PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) at 12,700, 14,900, and 32,200 parts per trillion, the Maine Departments of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and the Maine Department of Environment said Friday.

These amounts far exceed the state’s 210 parts per trillion limit for PFOS in milk.

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