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U.S. House Adopts PFAS Legislation regulating ‘forever chemicals’ in Drinking Water

The US House on Wednesday approved bipartisan measures regulating drinking-water harmful chemicals and designating two categories of toxic chemicals as hazardous substances that would evoke federal clean-up criteria.This measure was approved by H.R. 2467 and is also known as the PFAS Act of 2021, which was adopted 241–183.

According to an official House roll call, US Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, whose first county in Bucks has been affected by the pollution and is an advocate, together with eight of the nine democrats in Capitol Hill in Pennsylvania voting for the bill. The other 8 Republican Congressmen voted against this proposal in the Keystone State. The D-18th District was noted for non-voting by U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle.

U.S. House Adopts PFAS Legislation regulating 'forever chemicals’ in Drinking WaterFitzpatrick stated on Twitter: “As co-chair of the bipartisan parliamentary Task Force for SFAS, now is the time to support the PFAS Action Act so that we can better protect Americans from the devastating impacts of these hazardous chemicals.”U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean on Twitter termed a House vote ‘far overdue’ whose 4th District seat on Fitzpatrick is located in Montgomery County.

The Act would require EPA to launch in drinking water the regulatory process for the regulating per fluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, or PFAS, by establishing drinking water standards for particular kinds of PFAS or by regulating the whole class from 5,000 to 7,000 chemicals.The US Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., declared “PFAS Chemical Substances are an immediate threat to human health.” “Now, after generation, nearly every American has PFAS running through their veins.”Chemical firms like as DuPont and Dow Chemical together with other firms made cookware, waterproof clothes, Scotchgard and other consumer goods with the so-called ever-chemical substances.

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