On April 10, 2024, the U.S. EPA released its federally enforceable drinking water limits for certain toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The final rule will “reduce PFAS exposure for approximately 100 million people, prevent thousands of deaths, and reduce tens of thousands of serious illnesses.”

Taft partner, author, and advocate Rob Bilott stated, “Today we can celebrate a huge victory for public health in this country. The U.S. EPA is moving forward to protect drinking water across the United States by adopting federally enforceable limits on some of the most toxic, persistent, and bioaccumulative chemicals ever found in our nation’s drinking water supply.” Read more here.

The final standard will be announced today at an event in Fayetteville, NC.