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PFAS Focus by State Lawmakers Moves Beyond Drinking Water Limits

Feb. 3, 2021, 11:00 AM

Legislators in 27 states plan to introduce legislation during their coming sessions to restrict so-called forever chemicals that can persist in air, water and soil, according to a report published Wednesday.

Safer States, a network of environmental health groups tracking state chemical policies, will issue its annual report on the legislative agendas for 2021. Bills requiring state agencies to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are the focus of most bills expected to be introduced, the report said.

  • Legislators in at least 11 states—Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Vermont—will introduce measures to ...