Plan being presented to limit harmful chemicals in drinking water | WNYT.com

Plan being presented to limit harmful chemicals in drinking water

WNYT Staff
Created: December 17, 2019 01:19 PM

New York is inching closer to joining a handful of states trying to make sure that public water supplies don't contain two industrial chemicals found in non-stick pots and pans and stain resistant clothing.

Health officials were appearing Tuesday before the state's drinking water quality council to present a plan to limit PFOA and PFOS in drinking water to 10 parts per trillion. The EPA's limit is 70 parts per trillion.

They also want a limit of one part per billion for a type of dioxane found in inks, adhesives, and shampoos.

The Cuomo administration first proposed the new standards last fall, the health commissioner okayed them in July, but it's taken a while to get the details worked out.

Environmental groups are not happy about those delays.


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