EPA proposing setting PFAS limits in wastewater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans this week for regulation that would for the first time set limits on levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS*, that certain manufacturers and users of the chemical compound discharge in wastewater. 

States with New PFAS Laws

PFAS chemicals have among the strongest bonds in chemistry and at the present time there is no ‘death’ of these chemicals, meaning they do not break down over time, but appear they will live on “forever”.  PFAS chemicals are not regulated by the U.S. government so it is up to individual states to determine and regulate PFAS chemicals to protect their residents.  Many states are not addressing the PFAS problem, but some are. Here are some state laws being proposed or enacted to help protect state residents by at least minimizing exposure to the dangers of PFAS.