Expert: Report calls for lower acceptable level of PFAS

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A PFAS report the Environmental Protection Agency allegedly said would cause a “public relations nightmare” if released is now public.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the 852-page report on the effects of PFAS on humans on its website Wednesday. Politico reported earlier this year that the EPA was blocking the release of the study because of the PR "nightmare."

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 10 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.

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