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Fluorochemicals in Water to Trigger Alerts Under California Plan

July 5, 2018, 7:35 PM

Water suppliers in California will have to report when they find concentrations of fluorochemicals in drinking water samples at levels much lower than what would trigger a U.S. EPA health advisory.

California officials said they will announce this week drinking water notification limits for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) that have been linked to low birth weigh, thyroid issues, certain cancers, and immune problems.

Water agencies would have to notify their governing bodies when concentrations of these chemicals exceed those limits in drinking water, but they won’t necessarily have to inform the public.

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