U.S. proposes limits for cancer-causing chemicals in drinking water -EPA

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By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed the first-ever national drinking water standard for six cancer-causing chemicals known as polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The proposal is a major milestone in the EPA’s strategy to tackle the human-made so-called “forever chemicals” found in water, air and food that have caused tens of thousands of illnesses around the country. “EPA’s proposal to establish a national standard for PFAS in drinking water is informed by the best available science, and would help provide states with the guida…

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