Guiding Communities Affected by PFASs: Tools for Tackling Contaminated Water

From my latest for EHP:

Communities throughout the United States face contamination of their drinking water with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), highly persistent compounds used for roughly 70 years to make nonstick and stain-resistant coatings, waterproofing, cosmetics, and hundreds of other products.

Yet few know quite what to do about this contamination, write the authors of a new commentary in Environmental Health Perspectives. While in some cases the problem is decades old, only in the last few years and in relatively few places have residents and regulators begun to investigate how to assess and manage health risks associated with PFAS pollution of groundwater.

Read the full article here.