EPA proposes national standard targeting ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/, March 14, 2023
By: Zoe Richards and Frank Thorp V

The Biden administration announced a proposal Tuesday to reduce harmful chemicals in drinking water, the first time the federal government has suggested setting such a standard for the so-called forever chemicals.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal would limit per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, by establishing legally enforceable levels for six manufactured chemicals that are known to contaminate drinking water and pose significant health risks, including cancer, even at low levels. Read more.

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