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.