The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says PFOAs can cause a variety of health issues, which include cancer.  Notices were only sent to the person named on the water bill, which means that apartment tenants who don’t pay for water had to rely on a landlord or building manager to pass along the tainted water alert.  About 61,000 homes in South Plainfield, Clark, Edison, Metuchen, Woodbridge, and Carteret get water from Middlesex Water.
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