"U.S. Issues New Warnings On 'Forever Chemicals' In Drinking Water"

"WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday released new warnings for synthetic pollutants in drinking water known as "forever chemicals" saying the toxins can still be harmful even at levels so low they are not detectable.

The family of toxic chemicals known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, have been used for decades in household products such as non-stick cookware, stain- and water-resistant textiles and in firefighting foam and industrial products.

Scientists have linked some PFAS to cancers, liver damage, low birth weight and other health problems. But the chemicals which do not break down easily, are not yet regulated."

Timothy Gardner reports for Reuters June 15, 2022.


"EPA Sets Targets For Slashing PFAS In Drinking Water" (E&E News)

"EPA Warns Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ More Dangerous Than Once Thought" (Washington Post)

"EPA Imposes Stricter Limits On Four Types Of Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’" (Guardian)

Source: Reuters, 06/16/2022