EPA considers placing limits on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

EPA considers placing limits on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

The agency places no limits on PFAS in drinking water, despite research suggesting the entire class of chemicals is toxic

The Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that it’s considering drinking water limits for the entire class of PFAS compounds, which public health advocates say are categorically toxic.

The chemicals are used to make products resistant to water, stain and heat, and are known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t fully break down or degrade. They are linked to a range of serious health problems such as cancer, liver disease, kidney problems, heart disease, decreased immunity and more.

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