Administrative Council Votes To Add Category Of Pfas To Tura List

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The TURA Administrative Council voted unanimously on August 19, 2021 to add the Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances Not Otherwise Listed (PFAS NOL) category* of to the TURA list of Toxics or Hazardous Substances. The Administrative Council is the governing body of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) program.

Studies reviewed by the TURA Science Advisory Board show PFAS health effects on the endocrine system, including liver and thyroid, as well as metabolic effects, developmental effects, neurotoxicity and immunotoxicity. PFAS have been detected above the Massachusetts’ Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 20 ppt for six specific PFAS in drinking water wells in dozens of towns.


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