Article courtesy of Max Sullivan | January 15th, 2017 | Seacoast Online | Shared as educational material.
Although EPA issued an advisory level for perfluorochemicals (PFCs) for drinking water, it is still working to set a level for surface water. Residents and advocates in New Hampshire want the advisory level for surface water to be similar to that of Michigan’s standards. While waiting for EPA, residents near the Coakley Superfund site in New Hampshire cannot get the landfill company responsible for providing safe drinking water. PFCs have been identified as a contaminant of emerging concern and can affect the developing fetus and child, possibly impacting growth, learning, and behavior. The PFCs might also interfere with fertility, hormones, and the immune system. Read more about the surface water contamination issues here.