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LCV Commends EPA on First-ever Proposed National Drinking Water Standards for PFAS

Mar 14, 2023

Washington, D.C. — In response to the EPA’s proposal today to establish the first-ever national drinking water standards for six PFAS, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“These first-ever national drinking water standards are a huge win for communities all across the country whose health has been jeopardized by toxic ‘forever chemicals.’ We commend the Biden-Harris administration for following the science that continues to link PFAS to health problems including certain cancers, thyroid disease, neurological development issues, weakened immune systems, and more. Chemical companies have known and hidden the risks that PFAS pose to our health and environment for decades, and we must ensure that the costs of these critical safeguards fall on them, not consumers, and that they are held accountable for the damage they have done. We urge the administration to quickly finalize these important drinking water protections and continue taking other actions, like imposing limits on additional PFAS, to protect our health from these dangerous chemicals.”

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