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Nonstick Compounds Pose New Threat to Drinking Water

The EPA has lowered its recommended level of safety in drinking water for the chemical compounds, called perfluorinated compounds, that are used in making nonstick and water repellent products.

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The EPA has lowered its recommended level of safety in drinking water for the chemical compounds, called perfluorinated compounds, that are used in making nonstick and water repellent products. Responding to the new guidance levels, water utilities have changed water sources, invested in treatment equipment, and notified customers about potential health consequences of exposure to the compounds. (Circle of Blue)

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