US Drinking Water Protection Legislation Will Be Vetoed By White House

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US President Donald Trump will veto the PFAS Action Act of 2019 which would have set deadlines for the country's Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to reduce continuing PFAS contamination and to set minimum standards for PFAS in drinking water throughout the country.

More OOSKAnews Coverage Of PFAS Contamination (32 Articles)

PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals,) are a class of heat and water-resistant chemicals that are used in a wide variety of applications including flame-retardants, and non-stick and industrial products, and are contained in many consumer goods such as raincoats, cookware and packaging. The chemicals are known carcinogens that do not degrade in the environment or in the human body. PFAS chemicals are have been detected in over 1,400 communities in almost every state, with an estimated 100 million Americans at risk of contaminated drinking water.