The CDC reports that PFAS exposure can increase the risk of various cancers and liver damage
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – A news report posted on kmbc.com reports that new guidance on standards for “forever chemicals” in drinking water is on the horizon. These chemicals, known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), have been linked to a range of health problems, including certain types of cancers, immune system damage, and thyroid disorders. The EPA has previously set a health advisory level of 70 parts per trillion (ppt) for two types of PFAS, PFOA, and PFOS, but some scientists and activists argue that this level is still too high and that more stringent regulations are necessary to protect public health. The upcoming guidance is expected to provide updated information on the risks associated with PFAS exposure and could lead to more comprehensive regulations for drinking water standards.
Another serious issue concerning PFAS is that these chemicals do not decompose in landfills, meaning they can persist in the environment for a long time. Additionally, PFAS can be found in everyday products, such as dental floss, clothing, firefighting foam, and food packaging, among others.
Missouri and Kansas are expected to adopt new guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency that require significant changes in testing for “forever chemicals” in drinking water. Meanwhile, researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City are working on a project related to these chemicals, which could have a positive impact on public health.
At the University of Missouri-Kansas City, local researchers are undertaking a project focused on “forever chemicals,” which could potentially help safeguard public health.
UMKC lab researchers are focusing on solutions to get rid of PFAS, a group of harmful chemicals that are prevalent in many everyday products, including sunscreens, stain-resistant carpeting, couch cushions, and fire-protection foam. Trace amounts of PFAS have also been detected in drinking water. Although the research is not centered on drinking water, the lab is working on technology that could help advance the destruction of PFAS near the sources of the affected materials to prevent groundwater contamination.
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