Do you expect your drinking water to be clean and healthy?
This was not the case for the residents of our municipality in Ronneby, Sweden. In December 2013, it was discovered that the drinking water was highly contaminated with PFAS, with over 10,000 ng/liter found in the water. Our blood samples showed an average of over 600 ng/ml PFAS, the highest ever measured in a population.
PFAS chemicals are toxic and harmful to the human health
This contamination had been unknowingly distributed to over 5,000 households for decades and has resulted in many residents becoming ill with everything from unusual forms of cancer to other negative health effects, some have even lost their lives.
Our municipality and government turned their back on us
We, the residents of our municipality, did not sit idly to let this injustice continue. In 2015, we formed the non-profit PFAS association and took legal action against the municipality. We won the case in 2021 but the decision was overturned in 2022 by the Court of Appeal, we are now seeking justice in the Supreme Court.
Why is this important for all of us?
This is not just a battle for our community, but for all of us. A victory in the Supreme court will lead to a new direction for how the Swedish legal system handles similar environmental situations and can impact how other countries handle similar situations. It will also put pressure on companies to stop producing or using such toxic chemicals.
We are in a David vs Goliath battle, and we need your support!
Legal costs are high and not fully covered by household insurance. Every donation counts and will help us in our fight for justice.
We, therefore, ask for your support so we can continue the fight. We didn’t do anything wrong, we just drank the water that we expected was clean and healthy. This can happen again to any of us, in the same or different form. Toxic chemicals are a worldwide environmental and health issue, they can hit anyone.
The PFAS association is a non-profit organization that does not charge any fees for its profit.
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Thanks for your support!
- Sture Grönblad
- Ronja Werthim
- Henrik Rosen
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