This Week In Water: June 5, 2020

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Analies Dyjak, M.A. | Policy Nerd   

EPA Threatens States' Ability To Protect Drinking Water

EPA introduced amendments to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act that aim to limit states' ability to protect water. The amendment will put a statutory timeline on project-vetting in regards to environmental impacts. Water quality, especially municipal drinking water supplies, could be impacted by this rule. For the full story, click here

New Study: Exposure to PFAS May Cause Early Menopause

A recent study out of the University of Michigan has found that exposure to PFAS chemicals could cause early menopause in women. The research found that women with high levels of PFAS in their blood reached menopause two years earlier than those with lower levels of PFAS. The researchers stated that early menopause can impact the cardiovascular system, bone health, and quality of life. Click here to read more.  

New PFAS Chemical Found in New Jersey 

A replacement chemical for PFNA has been detected near a polymer factory in West Deptford, New Jersey. Scientists believe that the Solvay Specialty Polymers created this chemical after state officials determined that PFNA was extremely toxic. This is not the first time that manufactures have created equally as harmful replacement chemicals. Read more. 

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