Bloomberg Law
Dec. 15, 2022, 5:01 AMUpdated: Dec. 15, 2022, 1:54 PM

DOD Report Finds 175,000 Military Personnel Exposed to PFAS (1)

Pat Rizzuto
Pat Rizzuto

About 175,000 military personnel and veterans had been exposed to PFAS in drinking water in 2019 at levels exceeding a federal health advisory, according to a Pentagon report obtained and released by the Environmental Working Group.

The report stems from the fiscal 2019 defense policy bill, which required the Department of Defense to assess the potential health effects on US armed forces personnel and veterans from their exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The report offers a snapshot of the Pentagon’s estimated exposures as of 2019, flags potential health concerns, and outlines plans to work with federal health agencies ...