EPA proposes limits on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

By , Daily Memphian; , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: March 16, 2023 6:45 PM CT | Published: March 16, 2023 2:54 PM CT

PFAS are a class of more than 12,000 human-made compounds. They accumulate in the environment and human bodies over time and don’t easily degrade, which is why some call them “forever chemicals.”


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency PFAS Sarah Houston Protect Our Aquifer Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

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Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.

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