Permitted levels of PFAS should be lowered tenfold and national chemicals agency created, says Royal Society of ChemistryAcceptable levels of "forever chemicals" in drinking water should be reduced tenfold and a new national chemicals agency created to protect public health, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has told the UK government.The chartered body wants to see a reduction in the cap on levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in tap water. PFAS are a family of about 10,000 widely used chemicals that do not break down easily in the environment. Some have been linked to cancers, liver and thyroid disease, immune and fertility problems, and developmental defects in unborn children. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/oct/18/scientists-call-on-ministers-to-cut-limits-for-forever-chemicals-in-uk-tap-water
Zdroj: The Guardian
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