Senators Portantino and Gonzalez Introduce Clean Water Legislation to Monitor PFAS Chemical Contamination
“Understanding the full extent of PFAS contamination in California's drinking water is critical to both protect the public and enable us to make the most cost-effective decisions about water treatment,” said Andria Ventura, toxics program manager for Clean Water Action. “We don't want to have to keep rethinking technical investments because we didn't have a full understanding of the problem. That's not fair to water systems or ratepayers.”
Because pesticides are meant to kill living organisms, they are by their nature, toxic. However one chemical — 1,2,3-TCP, or Trichloropropane — was particularly toxic to humans and persistent in the environment.
California is one of only two states that have set enforceable drinking water standards for the chemical perchlorate in drinking water.