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EPA May Adopt PFAS Cleanup Level 10x Higher Than CDC Deems Safe

In its guidelines for addressing cleanup of groundwater and military and industrial sites contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals, the Environmental Protection Agency is recommending a limit 10 times higher than what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe is safe for human health.  Politico’s Annie Snider reported Tuesday that the EPA has sent the White House a recommendation to set a cleanup limit for the chemicals PFOA and PFOS of no more than 70 parts per trillion combined. The EPA’s recommendation is about 10 times higher than the levels recommended in a CDC study, and as much as five times higher than what some states have adopted as groundwater or drinking water standards.  Read more....

 

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