New York to regulate more PFAS in drinking water

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Environmental advocates are responding to a new health advisory that the E.P.A. has given to toxic chemicals found in some Capital Region drinking water.

The agency is proposing new health advisory levels 1,000 times lower than the current allowable amount of 70 parts per trillion.

New York has plans to regulate 23 additional PFAS chemicals in drinking water.

Environmental advocates are asking Governor Hochul to direct the Department of Health to strengthen the state standard to the lowest level at which these chemicals can be reliably detected.

The D.O.H. is required to proposed new, or change the standards by the end of the week.