State first to regulate PFNA in drinking water

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MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – New Jersey has become the first state to adopt a safe drinking water standard for one of the most toxic perfluorinated compounds, called perfluorononanoic acid, or PFNA.

The standard, also called a maximum contaminant level, or MCL, was published Tuesday by the Department of Environmental Protection in the New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act rules.

Perfluorinated compounds are used in making Teflon, Scotchguard, firefighting foams and other products …

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