A water researcher tests a sample of water for PFAS, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Center For Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response in Cincinnati. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose restrictions on harmful

What the crackdown on ‘endlessly chemical compounds’ means for Columbus

“Ceaselessly chemical compounds” are current in Columbus’ water provide, however have been detected at ranges beneath the edge proposed final week by the Environmental Safety Company.

“Presently, we might be beneath the boundaries they’ve simply set out,” mentioned Rod Dunn, supervisor of the town’s Water High quality Assurance Lab.

Dunn mentioned the town examined its water provide for the chemical compounds — perperfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS — in anticipation of the EPA’s proposal.

If finalized, the federal authorities would restrict perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) ― the 2 most studied PFAS ― to 4 elements per trillion (ppt) in consuming water, the bottom dependable detectable quantity. The EPA has additionally proposed regulating 4 different PFAS chemical compounds: PFNA, PFHxS, PFBS, and GenX.

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