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By Clare McGraw
Cheney Free Press 

Wells tested for PFAs

Eastern Professor leads effort

 

Last updated 2/8/2024 at 10:12am

Clare McGraw

Chad Pritchard demonstrates testing water samples for their pH balance.

CHENEY - Recent revelations about PFAS contamination in Spokane County have sparked growing concerns among residents and authorities alike.

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, have been linked to various health disorders, including cancer, prompting calls for action and heightened awareness.

The issue first came to light due to the use of PFAS in the 1970s, initially believed to be non-toxic. However, suspicions about its toxicity arose later, leading to increased scrutiny.

Chad Pritchard, a hydrogeology expert at Eastern Washington University, highlighted the evolving understan...



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