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Pollution

New Jersey sets limit for perfluorononanoic acid in drinking water

by Cheryl Hogue
September 7, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 36

 

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New Jersey has set the first drinking water standard in the U.S. for perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), one of a class of fluorinated industrial chemicals linked to health problems, including cancer. The state’s legally binding maximum contaminant limit for PFNA is 13 parts per trillion.

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