State waits on regulating ’emerging chemical of concern’

Scott Blake, Providence Business News

The Conservation Law Foundation and the Toxic Action Center filed the petition with RIDOH in February, asking the agency to adopt a drinking water standard to protect the public from five of the most common PFAS and to start the process of regulating those chemicals as a class.

The petitioners asked RIDOH to use Vermont’s health advisory threshold for PFAS of 20 parts per trillion.

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