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💧🌍U.S. EPA announces first-ever national regulations for "forever chemicals" in drinking water.

πŸ’§πŸŒU.S. EPA announces first-ever national regulations for "forever chemicals" in drinking water.

April 15, 2024

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πŸ’§πŸŒ The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just announced the first-ever national regulation limiting the amount of PFAS - also known as "forever chemicals" - in drinking water.

☠️PFAS are synthetic chemicals found nearly everywhere and can take thousands of years to break down. They're also linked to numerous health issues, including reproductive problems, developmental delays in children, suppressed immune systems, and certain types of cancer.

🚰The EPA is providing $1 billion for PFAS testing and treatment to help public water utilities comply with these new standards. While this is a significant step towards safer drinking water, critics argue the regulation isn't broad enough. There are over 15,000 PFAS chemicals, and this standard only regulates six.

πŸ’§πŸŒSo, what can you do? You can ask your water utility how it's testing for these chemicals or have your water tested by a state-certified laboratory. Technologies are also available to filter PFAS from your home water source.

#CleanWater #HealthSafety #EPA