Suppliers urge action over PFAS in drinking water sources

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests persistent, mobile, toxic chemicals “pose a great risk” to water sources, the water industry body EurEau has warned

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests persistent, mobile, toxic (PMT) chemicals “pose a great risk” to water sources, the water industry body EurEau has warned.

The Brussels-based association argues that EU institutions must regulate to prohibit the continued release of PMT and very persistent and very mobile (vPvM) substances into the environment.

“Clear instruments within chemical legislation will allow us to address short-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances [PFAS] in our water sources, as they are among the chemicals most likely to be found,” EurEau said in a briefing published on 29 August.

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