Read the full article by Cheryl Hogue (C&EN)

“Eleven US Senators are asking the US Food and Drug Administration to set a federal limit on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) allowable in bottled water. The agency currently has no limits for these persistent industrial chemicals, which are linked to a number of adverse health effects, in bottled water. Yet companies that belong to the International Bottled Water Association test their products for PFAS. The association has a limit of 5 parts per trillion for any one of these chemicals and a combined total of 10 parts per trillion for two or more PFAS in bottled water…”