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PFOA, PFOS and Other PFASs

EPA Actions to Address PFAS

EPA is committed to supporting states, tribes and local communities in addressing challenges with PFAS.  As a part of this effort, EPA is taking action to identify solutions to address PFAS in the environment. 

National Leadership Summit and PFAS Management Plan

PFAS Exposure and Occurrence

Human Health Impacts of PFAS

Reducing PFAS Exposures

  • Created a PFOA Stewardship Program with industry to phase out manufacturing of PFOA
  • Outlined drinking water treatment processes for PFOA/PFOS in drinking water
  • Updating EPA Drinking Water Treatability Database for multiple PFAS (Ongoing)
  • Will provide a description of federal authorities applicable to PFAS contamination (Ongoing)
  • Develop groundwater cleanup recommendations for PFOA/PFOS 
  • Continuing site-specific technical assistance to identify and reduce PFAS exposures

Stakeholder Support

  • Ongoing robust public engagement effort with states, tribes, local communities, utilities, industry and the public
  • Created an EPA regional coordination network to help EPA to support states and tribes in addressing PFAS
  • Support PFAS outreach, including development of a PFAS webinar series and risk communication materials (Ongoing)