EPA is proposing enforceable Safe Drinking Water Act limits on the two oldest PFAS chemicals — PFOA and PFOS. EPA is also considering an innovative approach to the problem of the thousands of other PFAS chemicals, some of which are also being found in drinking water. EPA is proposing to regulate four of these other chemicals individually or in mixtures, which could help us move toward addressing these risky chemicals as a class. EPA’s proposal is based on analysis of the latest science, which links PFAS to a wide range of health impacts.
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EPA is already facing intense opposition to this proposal. PFAS manufacturers and users continue to deny the abundance of science demonstrating that these chemicals pose a serious risk to people’s health and that they are widespread in the environment, including in drinking water. Drinking water regulations are also linked to the cleanup requirements for contaminated sites for which chemical companies are being held liable across the country.
Communities nationwide are struggling with contamination from military bases, airports, manufacturing facilities, and the use and disposal of PFAS-laden firefighting foam and consumer products. Those responsible for this contamination could push to further delay the relief these communities need. Having these limits will also help hold those responsible for PFAS water pollution accountable for costs. EPA needs to hear that you support strong drinking water limits and further action to get these chemicals out of our environment.
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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances National Primary Drinking Water Regulation
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