PFAS and Health, Pa. State Budget, Trivia & Things to Do

    Learning more about toxic forever chemicals in water and household products. Plus, Pa.'s state budget - explaining the private school vouchers that led to an impasse.

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    An up-close view of water flowing from a water fountain.

    File photo: Almost half of drinking water in the U.S. contains the toxic class of chemicals PFAS, according to a new study published by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2023. In this Friday Jan. 7, 2011, file photo, water flows from a water fountain at the Boys and Girls Club in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

    Lawmakers in Pennsylvania missed the June 30th deadline to pass the state’s budget, with private school vouchers being a particular sticking point. It now looks like a spending plan will make it through the legislature, but what were the trade-offs?

    We’ll talk about the ‘forever chemicals’ known as PFAs: where they’re hiding, how they impact our health and how to mitigate some of the potentially harmful effects. New Jersey Attorney General Matt Platkin also joins us to talk about a proposed settlement with a PFAS polluter in the Garden State.

    Tonya Pendleton’s list of things to do this weekend, and Studio 2 Trivia is back with a new question and contestant…will we stump the listener?

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