Toxic water panic: More than 28,000 people in New York and more than 70,000 people in Philadelphia 'exposed to cancerous toxins in drinking water'
Blood tests have been ordered for the entire population of a New York town amid fears toxins have infected the drinking water supply.
More than 28,000 people in Newburgh are feared exposed to the chemical perfluorooctane sulfonate (or, PFOS), which has been linked to cancer.
It comes just days after lawsuits were filed in two Pennsylvania counties where 70,000 people were exposed to the same substance.
The incidences ominous echo the lead-infection scandal in Flint, Michigan's water supply, which is still ongoing after two years.
Newburgh's toxins scare comes after tests found PFOS in the... read more
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