Licorice root contains many anti-depressant compounds and is an excellent alternative to St. John's Wort. As a herbal medicine it has an impressive list of well documented uses and is probably one of the most over-looked of all herbal wonders. Licorice is useful for many ailments including asthma, athlete's foot, baldness, body odor, bursitis, canker sores, chronic fatigue, depression, colds and flu, coughs, dandruff, emphysema, heartburn, HIV, viral infections, fungal infections, ulcers, liver problems, psoriasis, shingles, sore throat, tendinitis, tuberculosis, ulcers, prostate enlargement and arthritis.
A 2016 study covering 2/3 of drinking water supplies in the United States found unsafe levels of fluorosurfactants at the minimum reporting levels required by the EPA, the safety limit of 70 parts per trillion (ng/L) for PFOS and PFOA. In 194 out of 4,864 water supplies in 33 . states. Thirteen states accounted for 75% of the detections, including, in order of frequency: California, New Jersey, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Georgia, Minnesota, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Illinois. Firefighting foam was singled out as a major contributor.