ATLANTA, Ga. (WOOD) — A PFAS report the Environmental Protection Agency allegedly said would cause a “public relations nightmare” if released, is now public.
Politico reported earlier this year that the EPA was blocking the release of the study on PFAS’ effects on humans because of the “public relations nightmare” it would cause.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the 852-page report on its website Wednesday.
Grand Valley State University water expert Dr. Richard Rediske says the report compiled using new toxicology data is “significant” because it says the acceptable level of PFAS should be seven to ten times lower than the level previously recommended by the EPA, which was 70 parts per trillion.
That calls into question whether wells that tested positive for lower levels of PFAS are safe for drinking.
PFAS has been detected in wells in Plainfield Township and Rockford, near Wolverine Worldwide’s former dump sites.
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