Lawsuit: PFAS in town water

File photoMain Street in Cairo. State Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit alleging that a toxic family of chemicals called PFAS is present in the town’s drinking water supply.

CAIRO — A lawsuit filed by the state Attorney General’s Office recently identifies Cairo as one of several locations affected by PFAS.

PFAS, or per- and polyfluroalkyl substances are a group of contaminants that resist degradation and accumulate in the human body. PFAS have been linked to serious illnesses such as kidney and testicular cancer, thyroid disease, liver damage, preeclampsia and other conditions, according to ag.ny.gov.

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Concerned citizen

I live in a complex in Cairo any my water is brown sometimes. Our pipes are very old and have never been replaced. What can we do about this. Please keep my email quiet.

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