New state bill would limit PFAS levels to 5 parts per trillion in public drinking water
A new bill in the state Senate would set a limit of 5 parts per trillion for two common PFAS chemicals in drinking water.
PFOA and PFOS are part of a family of chemicals linked to serious health issues – including cancer.
Senator Winnie Brinks introduced the bill. She says research shows the current Environmental Protection Agency advisory level of 70 parts per trillion is too high.
As a representative last year, Brinks proposed a similar version that died in a state House committee.
Brinks talked to Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition host Doug Tribou about why she thinks there's a better chance of the bill passing this year.