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E.P.A. demands the removal of 'forever chemicals' from tap water.

The federal government has mandated municipal water systems to remove six synthetic chemicals known as PFAS, which are linked to cancer and other health issues, from tap water. These "forever chemicals" are found in various everyday items and have been associated with serious health concerns. The Environmental Protection Agency's new regulation aims to significantly reduce PFAS exposure in drinking water, but it has raised concerns about the financial burden on water utilities and the potential impact on water rates. Despite the costs, public health advocates emphasize the importance of addressing the dangers posed by PFAS, while industry groups and some officials question the feasibility and economic impact of the new regulation.
This action by the federal government demonstrates a strong commitment to protecting public health and addressing the potential risks associated with PFAS in drinking water. It's an important move that reflects a proactive approach to ensuring the well-being of communities across the country. This regulation not only prioritizes the health and safety of citizens but also sets a valuable precedent for environmental stewardship and responsible governance.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/10/climate/epa-pfas-drinking-water.html



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  • Ann Nyambura

    4 w

    Removing PFAS from our tap water is such an important step for our health and safety.

    • Edwin wangombe

      6 w

      This call by the EPA should be given all the attention it deserves... it is time to get rid of these forever chemicals from water to prevent the adverse and fatal effects they have on the people

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      • George Kariuki

        6 w

        This is a big win for public health. Hopefully this is a step towards stricter regulations on these harmful chemicals everywhere!

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        • Edwin wangombe

          6 w

          @george_kariuki I hope this will gain popularity globally and that governments will work toward safeguarding public health against forever chemicals

        • Annett Michuki..

          6 w

          💚

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          • Edwin wangombe

            6 w

            @annett_michuki Yes... the EPA deserves more climate love for its commitment to pushing for change

          • Kevin

            6 w

            This is very concerning and must be addressed with finality.

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            • Edwin wangombe

              6 w

              @Kevin Hopefully this will be achieved soon... as these chemicals are dangerous for humanity

            • winnie nguru

              6 w

              Finally.. The health of the people come first

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              • Edwin wangombe

                6 w

                @winnie_nguru I agree... people's health come first

              • Saustine Lusanzu

                6 w

                This is recommendable action, it is good to prioritize people's health

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                • Edwin wangombe

                  6 w

                  @saustine_lusanzu It is time for governments to start prioritizing people just as the EPA is doing

                • Elizabeth Gathigia

                  6 w

                  Its great to see the government take such important measures to priotize health and safety of the citizens

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                  • Saustine Lusanzu

                    6 w

                    @elizbeth_gathigia it is a government responsibility to ensure people's health is guaranteed

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                    • Edwin wangombe

                      6 w

                      @elizbeth_gathigia I wish these actions by EPA could have a ripple effect globally

                      • Edwin wangombe

                        6 w

                        @saustine_lusanzu Yes... the government needs to ensure its people are healthy for economical prosperity

                      • Jane Wangui

                        6 w

                        It is nice seeing the federal government take appropriate measures in ensuring the health and safety of the people.

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                        • Saustine Lusanzu

                          6 w

                          @jane_wangui prioritizing people's lives is a good thing a government can do

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                          • Annett Michuki..

                            6 w

                            @saustine_lusanzu exactly

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                            • Edwin wangombe

                              6 w

                              @jane_wangui it is impressive to say the least

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