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CDC: Fluorochemicals May Pose Risk at Levels Much Lower than EPA Standard (1)

June 20, 2018, 4:40 PMUpdated: June 20, 2018, 8:42 PM

Exposure to two fluorochemicals increasingly detected in drinking water across the U.S. may pose health risks at exposure levels lower than those recommended by the EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said June 20.

The CDC’s preliminary analysis said certain exposures to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) could pose a greater risk at levels much lower than the Environmental Protection Agency said in a 2016 analysis it prepared for those same two chemicals. The EPA’s analysis led it to set a drinking water health advisory for those substances of 70 parts...

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