Opinion: Drinking water standards must be strengthened

Frank Pallone

FRANK PALLONE, Jr. and ANDY KIM / APP.COM – You likely have not heard of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, but they are dangerous chemicals that have been found in some of New Jersey’s drinking water.

The chemicals have been used since 1949 in the production of items we encounter every day: non-stick pots and pans, cleaning products, food packaging and more. These chemicals have permeated drinking water supplies across the country, particularly in areas with industrial plants and military bases …

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