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Black and Latino Communities More Likely to Have Harmful PFAS Levels in Water

May 15, 2023 / by

Diane Macedo /

ABC News

Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President for Environmental Justice, National Wildlife Federation, former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and former EPA Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was interviewed on this news segment about a recent study that determined that communities of color are disproportionately exposed to PFAS in drinking water.

What Limits Will the World Health Organization Recommend for PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water?

April 26, 2023 / by

Elizabeth Southerland and Linda Birnbaum /

Environmental Science & Technology

Linda Birnbaum, former Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, wrote this commentary discussing the need for the World Health Organization to substantially revise its proposed drinking water guidelines for PFAS compounds.

As States Replace Lead Pipes, Plastic Alternatives Could Bring New Risks

April 19, 2023 / by

Joseph Winters /


Judith Enck, President of Beyond Plastics and former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article suggesting that alternatives to PVC, such as copper or stainless steel pipes, be used when lead service lines are replaced.

A Better Cost:Benefit Analysis Yields Better and Fairer Results: EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule Revision

April 18, 2023 / by

Ronnie Levin and Joel Schwartz /

Environmental Research

Ronnie Levin, former Senior Scientist, EPA Region 1, co-authored this research article assessing the true potential benefits and costs of a stronger Lead and Copper Rule Revision.

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