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Lower limit for PFOA approved, advances to NJ DEP

KYLE BAGENSTOSE / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES – The state’s drinking water advisory panel approved a recommendation that would lower the limit for perfluorooctaonic acid, or PFOA, in drinking water.

The new recommended limit of 14 parts per trillion is significantly lower than a 40-ppt limit originally proposed by the group in 2007, and a 70-ppt limit recommended nationally by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

If approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, it would be the first time the chemical is officially regulated in the state. It also would mean, from a regulatory viewpoint, that more residents would be at risk of exposure to unsafe levels of the unregulated chemical found in drinking water …

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