OAKLAND, CA — Today, California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalizing the first-ever national drinking water standards for polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Low amounts of PFAS in drinking water have been linked to serious health concerns, like suppression of the immune system, elevated risk of cancers, and reproductive and developmental harms.

Statement from Aaron McCall, Federal Advocacy Coordinator, California Environmental Voters:

“Today’s groundbreaking federal standards will address concerns for over 200 million Americans, raising the bar for state and local water boards to determine what is acceptable for clean drinking water. This move is crucial given the health risks, especially to vulnerable groups like children and pregnant women, and the disproportionate impact on communities of color. 

Recognizing drinking water as a major source of PFAS exposure, this marks a significant step in protecting public health and the environment. President Biden’s commitment to cleaner water and accountability for polluters will ensure safer communities and a healthier future for all.”



Erika Guzman Cornejo



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California Environmental Voters (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters) believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. California has the policy solutions to stop climate change but lacks the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s necessary. EnviroVoters exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. We organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. We won’t stop until we have resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all. Join us at www.envirovoters.org and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. See more press releases.

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