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CAP’s Comment on EPA’s Proposed Regulation on Forever Chemicals in Drinking Water
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CAP’s Comment on EPA’s Proposed Regulation on Forever Chemicals in Drinking Water

The Center for American Progress submitted a comment letter to the Environmental Protection Agency on the agency’s proposed rule to regulate forever chemicals in drinking water.

On May 26, 2023, the Center for American Progress submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the agency’s proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for six types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), otherwise known as “forever chemicals.” In the past, the EPA has issued regulations on more than 90 contaminants to protect the public from the danger of water contaminants to human health; but up until now, it has not acted on forever chemicals.

CAP’s letter applauds the EPA for proposing such a robust, legally enforceable limit on PFAS that will protect public health and environmental justice communities, while also highlighting the funding the administration has made available to help local water systems come into compliance.

Click here to read CAP’s comment letter.

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Authors

Jill Rosenthal

Director, Public Health

Sarah Millender

Former Former Research Assistant

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Health Policy

The Health Policy team advances health coverage, health care access and affordability, public health and equity, social determinants of health, and quality and efficiency in health care payment and delivery.

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