The U.S. military is poisoning Okinawa

The U.S. military is poisoning Okinawa

Blood testing confirms high levels of carcinogen PFAS in the blood of hundreds living close to US bases

Japanese demand answers while Americans deny responsibility

By Pat Elder
December 1, 2022

An Okinawan group of activists and physicians known as the Liaison to Protect the Lives of Citizens Against PFAS Contamination has taken the extraordinary step of collecting and analyzing blood samples from 387 residents of the tiny island who live near several U.S. military installations. The results confirm the worst fears of Okinawans regarding the military’s reckless use of PFAS over the last 50 years.

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  • Pamela Richard
    published this page in Blog 2022-12-01 13:34:12 -0600