Environmentalists Tout California’s Strict PFAS Goal As Marker For EPA

July 22, 2021
California is proposing to set strict public health goals for the two most-studied per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), prompting environmentalists to tout the limits as a marker for EPA to set drinking water standards for the compounds much more stringent than the agency’s current health advisory levels. “California’s proposed public health goals confirm that the EPA’s guidelines for PFAS levels in drinking water woefully underestimate the risks to human health,” Olga Naidenko, vice president for science investigations at the Environmental...

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