Faucet Fix: East End Cheers New Federal Drinking Water Pollution Limits

Newly enacted unprecedented federal limits on toxic “forever chemicals” in public drinking water were a long-awaited cause for celebration for stakeholders on the East End, where such toxins are a widespread issue.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the first-ever strict limits on toxic PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are long lasting in the environment and have been proven to have adverse health effects on humans.