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  • March 13, 2023
  • EWG

White House advances proposal to limit ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

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On Friday, the White House advanced a proposal to impose new drinking water limits on two of the most notorious toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

The Environmental Protection Agency has a legal duty under the Safe Drinking Water Act to propose limits on two PFAS chemicals – PFOA, once used to make Teflon, and PFOS, formerly an ingredient in Scotchgard. The rule was cleared on Friday by the White House, but the EPA missed the legal deadline for issuing the proposal.



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