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Recommendations made for lowering cancer-linked chemicals in NY drinking water

Recommendations made for lowering cancer-linked chemicals in NY drinking water

December 19, 2018 02:34 PM

The New York State Drinking Water Quality Council is offering recommendations for the Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Conservation.

The council says New York should have the nation's lowest maximum levels allowed when it comes to PFOA and PFOS.

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Right now, 70 parts per trillion is the highest level allowed for the two cancer-linked chemicals. NewsChannel 13 first reported that back in 2016, when the federal government set that level.

The council says the state limit should be significantly lower: 10 parts per trillion for each.

The recommendations will now be considered by the health commissioner.

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