EPAPFAS regulationpublic health
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its first-ever limits on several common types of PFAS in drinking water to reduce exposure and protect public health.

The EPA finalized limits for certain types of PFAS, known as "forever chemicals," in drinking water, marking its first nationwide imposition of such limits. This move, aimed at reducing exposure for 100 million people, represents a significant step in public health and drinking water safety, with new rules mandating water providers to test for and reduce PFAS levels. The regulation promises to prevent thousands of deaths and numerous severe illnesses, amidst concerns over the financial burden on utilities and potential impacts on consumer trust in tap water.