Posted on Jan 29, 2019

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NHDES Proposes New PFAS Drinking Water Standards
Do You own Gortex or Teflon coated clothing? Do you eat Pizza, or floss your teeth Then you should read this. In the past few years PFOA’s and PFOS’s (PFAS) have been in the news quite often in NH. You may ask Why Should I care, I do not live by a manufacturing facility that can contaminate my water. You may not be by a manufacture, there are many sources of PFAS’s that you may not know of some can contaminate your water.
Here are sources of possible contamination:
• Food packaged in PFAS-containing materials, processed with equipment that used PFAS, or grown in PFAS-contaminated soil or water examples (some pizza boxes, popcorn bags, bakers and deli paper, ).
• Commercial household products, including stain- and water-repellent fabrics, nonstick products (e.g., Teflon), dental floss, polishes, waxes, paints, cleaning products, and fire-fighting foams (a major source of groundwater contamination at airports and military bases where firefighting training occurs).
• Workplace, including production facilities or industries (e.g., chrome plating, electronics manufacturing or oil recovery) that use PFAS.
• Drinking water, typically localized and associated with a specific facility (e.g., manufacturer, landfill, wastewater treatment plant, firefighter training facility).
• Living organisms, including fish, animals and humans, where PFAS have the ability to build up and persist over time.
Here is a link to the NHDES PFAS Sa