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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: May 3, 2021 02:12 PM
From: Representative MaryLouise Isaacson
To: All House members
Subject: Chemicals in Drinking Water
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been used in the manufacturing of many different products since the 1940s. These chemicals can enter our bodies through drinking water, which can have significant long-term effects, such as low infant birth weight, a weakened immune system, and even cancer.
Currently, Pennsylvania allows up to 70 parts per trillion (ppt) of PFAS in drinking water, but new research suggests that number is too high. To address this issue, I will be introducing legislation to lower the acceptable amount of PFAS in drinking water to 10 ppt.
Every Pennsylvanian has a constitutional right to clean drinking water and should not fear that something so basic and necessary to life is slowly poisoning them. Please join me in support of this important legislation.

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Introduced as HB1413