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Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

State,Federal Meetings; Community Input Needed


Last updated 11/27/2019 at 3:36pm

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Actor Mark Ruffalo and army veteran Mark Favors are pictured in a hearing room in Washington D.C. last week.

First things first, here are the basics:

PFAS = approximately 5,000 different chemicals

PFOA = Teflon

PFOS = Scotchgard

PFHxS = toxic firefighting foam

PFHxS contains trace amounts of PFOA and/or PFOS depending on the manufacturer's recipe. PFHxS levels exist even when PFOA and PFOS are at a non-detect in drinking water systems.

The fight seems to be dragging on over setting a standard instead of just having an advisory, and we need a standard because standards are enforceable. So far, standards are being established on a state-by-state basis for PFHxS. New Hampshire set theirs at 18...

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