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EPA proposes first limits on toxic ā€˜forever chemicalsā€™ for public drinking water

While states like Pennsylvania and New Jersey have already set PFAS limits for public water systems, the EPA proposal is more restrictive and would apply nationwide.
By Zoƫ Read/WHYY

Pennsylvania sets drinking water standards on two ‘forever chemical’ PFAS compounds

There are no federal maximum contaminant levels for PFAS. Pennsylvania joins others states that have set their own.

By Susan Phillips

York County creek worst in the country for PFAS pollution, study says

The Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper found high levels of chemicals known as PFAS in the Kreutz Creek Watershed in York County.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pennsylvania asks for input on PFAS rule

The Department of Environmental Protection found PFAS in about one-third of 114 Pennsylvania water systems.

By Rachel McDevitt

‘More power in knowing’: PFAS health study under way in Montgomery, Bucks counties

Seven areas across the United States were selected for the national study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

By Zoƫ Read/WHYY

Pa. moving forward with rule to limit ‘forever chemicals’ in water

On Tuesday, the Department of Environmental Protection presented a draft rule on PFAS standards for the stateā€™s nearly 3,000 public water systems to EQB.

By Rachel McDevitt

Does PFAS exposure affect COVID-19 illness and vaccine effectiveness? Researchers want to know

Studies at Rutgers and elsewhere are looking at possible links. The chemicals can cause serious health problems, including immune system effects.

By Zoƫ Read/WHYY

How a lab works to seek and destroy the harmful chemicals known as PFAS

With about 4,700 different PFAS, these ā€˜forever chemicalsā€™ are a formidable issue to tackle. The Center for PFAS Solutions can test for 40 of them.

By Zoƫ Read/WHYY

Environmental advocates applaud EPA plan to address PFAS, but say more is needed

The agency said the three-year plan would prevent this class of toxic chemicals from being released into the environment and speed up the cleanup process.

By Zoƫ Read/WHYY