EPA Takes Action to Address PFAS in Drinking Water
EPA issued two actions to protect public health by addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, highlighting the agency’s commitment to addressing these long-lasting “forever chemicals.”
EPA has made progress in all of our program areas under the Action Plan, and the agency is helping states, tribes, and local communities across the country target PFAS reductions and protect public health.
New interim guidance from EPA outlines the current state of the science on techniques and treatments that may be used to destroy or dispose of PFAS and PFAS-containing materials from non-consumer products, including aqueous film-forming foam (for firefighting). Read more about the interim guidance. Read the news release.
Analytical Methods for PFAS
EPA is developing new analytical methods to test for PFAS compounds in wastewater, as well as other environmental media.