New study says Kentucky’s drinking water is safe

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection released the results of a new study that found the state’s drinking water is safe.

The department says samples were tested for a compound known as PFAS, which can increase the risk for cancer, disrupt thyroid hormones and affect the immune system.

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Officials say the chemical was found in 15-percent of the drinking-water samples taken at 81 municipal water treatment plants, but those levels were well below the federal health advisory level.

The department says the chemical wasn’t found in any of the remaining samples.