EPA Warns of Health Problems When PFAS Levels in Drinking Water Are Inconceivably Tiny

“For members of the general public who are attuned to drinking water contaminants, the EPA announcement is raising concerns, according to John Lovie, president of the Whidbey Island Water Systems Association. Located in Washington state, the association counts about 100 water systems as members, which range in size from several thousand customers to just three or four.”

PFAS Strategic Roadmap: EPA’s Commitments to Action 2021-2024

PFAS Strategic Roadmap: EPA’s Commitments to Action 2021-2024 | US EPA

On October 18, 2021, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the agency’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap—laying out a whole-of-agency approach to addressing PFAS.

The roadmap sets timelines by which EPA plans to take specific actions and commits to bolder new policies to safeguard public health, protect the environment, and hold polluters accountable. The actions described in the PFAS Roadmap each represent important and meaningful steps to safeguard communities from PFAS contamination. Cumulatively, these actions will build upon one another and lead to more enduring and protective solutions.

Read an overview of the PFAS Strategic Roadmap and learn more about key actions here, or read the complete PFAS Strategic Roadmap (pdf) .

Drinking water actions are listed here.