With all of the controversy surrounding… who knew what when…. and who has the authority and responsibility to take action… I read, and re-read… and thought long and hard about the USEPA’s statement in their most recent Health Advisory for PFOA and PFOS.
I want to point out… the USEPA clearly recognizes that Drinking Water System Operators are first on the list of those with PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY! Not loud mouth, under-informed, politicians and bureaucrats.
“EPA has established health advisories for PFOA and PFOS based on the agency’s assessment of the latest peer-reviewed science to provide…
1. drinking water system operators;
2. and state,
4. and local officials
…who have the for overseeing these systems, with information on the health risks of these chemicals, so they can take the appropriate actions to protect their residents. EPA is committed to supporting states and public water systems as they determine the appropriate steps to reduce exposure to PFOA and PFOS in drinking water. As science on health effects of these chemicals evolves, EPA will continue to evaluate new evidence.