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35 states are considering 345 policies to protect people from toxic chemicals. 294 state policies have been adopted in 38 states.

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EPA announces drinking water standards for six individual PFAS "forever chemicals"

March 14, 2023

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced drinking water standards for six individual PFAS “forever chemicals” including PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, PFHxS, HFPO-DA (GenX), and PFBS.  This is the first time that drinking water standards have been proposed for a new chemical under the Safe Drinking Water Act since it was updated in 1996.

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