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EPA to Issue PFAS Drinking Water Health Advisories Wednesday (2)

June 13, 2022, 7:12 PMUpdated: June 13, 2022, 8:34 PM

The EPA will issue four PFAS health advisories for drinking water on Wednesday, the agency’s top water official said.

The agency will also propose a new lead and copper rule by the end of 2023, said Radhika Fox, assistant administrator for the Office of Water, speaking Monday at the American Water Works Association annual conference in San Antonio.

The PFAS advisories will be based on the best available science regarding the safe lifetime exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances for “a range of populations,” Fox said.

Fox said the advisories will include monitoring protocols for PFOA and PFOS—two of the ...