- June 27, 2022
- Natlaw Review
US EPA Issues Near Zero Drinking Water Health Advisories for Certain PFAS
On June 15, 2022, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released drinking water health advisories  for certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), resulting in the establishment of:
(*) Near zero updated interim advisory levels for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) that are not only orders of magnitude below previously established levels, but that are also below detectable levels and, notably, were issued in advance of completion of peer review by EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB); and
(*) Newly issued final advisories at low levels for GenX and PFBS chemicals that have been used as replacement chemicals for PFOA and PFOS.
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