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“Wisconsin’s natural resources policy board approved parameters for new regulations limiting toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in the state’s water supply.

Wednesday’s vote by the Natural Resources Board will allow the state Department ohf Natural Resources to begin writing regulations to limit the amount of certain fluorinated compounds — collectively known as PFAS — allowed in ground and drinking water.

The agency is already in the process of crafting numerical limits for two of the most studied PFAS compounds — PFOA and PFOS — based on recommendations from the Department of Health Services.

The new regulations will address 16 additional PFAS compounds, as well as six pesticides, that the DHS last year said pose a threat to public health. PFAS have been linked to cancer, liver disease and thyroid problems, and may interfere with the effectiveness of vaccines…”