DAYTON — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that the public water system serving the Aullwood Audobon Farm Discovery Center tested positive for elevated levels of per- adnd polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
On Wednesday, the EPA received confirmation that two PFAS compounds, PFOA and PFOS, were above the EPA’s action levels. One other PFAS compound was also detected but under the action level.
PFAS are man-made chemicals that are used in products such as carpeting, upholstery, cookware, food packaging and firefighting foam. Contamination from manufacturing operations and firefighting activities can migrate through soil, posing potential threats to surface and ground waters.
Aullwood Audobon will be providing water bottles to all members, visitors, staff, and onsite Head Start pre-school students.
Full testing results for public water systems can be found at pfas.ohio.gov.
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