Today, the EPA has issued the first-ever national drinking water standard to protect us from harmful PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances), also known as ‘forever chemicals.’

Exposure to PFAS has been linked to severe health issues, including deadly cancers and developmental damage to infants and children. This new rule represents a significant step forward in public health protection under the EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap.

Having our HQ in Wilmington, NC, we understand firsthand the impact of PFAS-contaminated drinking water. Our community has faced challenges due to PFAS pollution in the Cape Fear River.

The newly established standards will reduce PFAS exposure for approximately 100 million people, prevent thousands of deaths, and alleviate tens of thousands of serious illnesses. Nearly $1 billion in funding is now available to help states and territories implement PFAS testing and treatment at public water systems.

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Pete Nemmers

Pete Nemmers serves as NASP’s Director of Training Development, bringing a wealth of expertise to the organization. With a background rooted in safety and training, Pete plays a pivotal role in shaping the training programs offered by NASP. Pete ensures that NASP remains at the forefront of safety education, equipping professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate and excel in the dynamic field of safety.
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