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“PFAS, the so-called ‘forever chemicals’ that have been polluting ground water and waterways around the country for decades, also resides in Doylestown Borough’s five wells.
A study to consider treatment options for the community’s drinking water is expected to be ready this fall, officials said.
While the borough’s PFAS levels remain well below the current federal guideline of 70 parts per trillion, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent interim health advisory dropped those levels to 0.004 parts per trillion for PFOA and 0.02 ppt for PFOS. The agency has indicated it intends to drop the maximum containment level to zero.
‘Communities have suffered far too long from exposure to these forever chemicals. The action announced today will improve transparency and advance EPA’s aggressive efforts to confront this pollution,’ said EPA administrator Michael Regan, in a recent statement.
The chemicals, found in a wide variety of products such as firefighting foams, non-stick cookware, floor polishes and stain resistant products, are known to cause many serious health problems, including cancers, cardiovascular and thyroid diseases and immune system disorders.” …