Today we launched a campaign to clean up toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” from Maryland’s water. We are starting with a community canvass, knocking on 10,000 doors throughout the state. We are calling on Gov. Hogan to establish strict limits for PFAS in drinking water and to hold polluting industries accountable for the environmental and public health damage they have caused.
“We are counting on Gov. Hogan to clean up the toxic “forever chemicals” that are polluting our water,” said Maryland PIRG Director Emily Scarr. “PFAS contamination is impacting families across the state, and we need all hands on deck to protect our children and grandchildren.”
The Maryland Department of Environment has found toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in much of Maryland’s drinking water. Maryland has no enforceable limit for PFAS contamination nor mandatory testing for PFAS in water. Unless the State holds the polluting industries accountable for the environmental and public health damage the chemical industry has caused, advocates warn that Marylanders will be left to foot the bill for PFAS cleanup and public health costs.
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