EPA Downplays Fears Over PFAS Health Limits Set Below Detection Levels

June 15, 2022
WILMINGTON, NC -- EPA’s top water official is downplaying concerns that the agency’s just-announced interim drinking water health advisory levels (HALs) for the two most studied per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are set at levels below what can currently be detected, which critics say will make it difficult for utilities to demonstrate compliance. Responding to questions from reporters here, Radhika Fox, assistant administrator for EPA’s water office, stressed June 15 that HALs are not detection levels and says the agency...

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