No PFAS Found in Greater Portland’s drinking water


Recent test results show no PFAS detected in Greater Portland’s drinking water. Twenty-five compounds were tested for recently and none were detected. This comes after the EPA issued new interim PFOA and PFOS health advisories in June.

PFAS are a group of manufactured chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products like non-stick cookware, flame retardant clothing, furniture, and carpets. There are thousands of different PFAS, some of which have been more widely used and studied than others. One common concern is that PFAS generally break down very slowly, meaning that concentrations can accumulate in people, animals, and the environment over time. 

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