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Bergen County Drinking Water Sample Ranks 4th in National Study for Toxic PFAS

A drinking water sample taken from a Bergen County town had one of the highest concentrations of an increasingly common group of toxic chemicals found across the nation in a survey of water systems, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The sample taken in Bergenfield in August detected 12 compounds of PFAS, a group of man-made chemicals used in everyday products for almost a century and which have been linked in recent years to cancer and other ailments.

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