Poisoning the Well
Special Report: Toxic Firefighting Foam Has Contaminated U.S. Drinking Water With PFCS

Lerner, Sharon
http://theintercept.com/2015/12/16/toxic-firefighting-foam-has-contaminated-u-s-drinking-water-with-pfcs/

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  16/12/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18522

Lori Cervera had always been an active person. She liked camping, playing outdoors with her kids, and practically lived in her running shoes. She didn’t have much patience for illness. So when she developed a dull ache on her right side in May 2014, Cervera took a few Tylenol and did her best to ignore it. But after a few days in which the pain grew sharper and more intense, she went to the hospital, where a CT scan revealed a mass. To her complete surprise, Cervera, a mother of four and grandmother of two who was 46 at the time, was diagnosed with stage 2 kidney cancer. That July she underwent surgery to remove both the tumor and almost half her right kidney.