Maine’s new fishing limits are examples of ongoing state actions to combat PFAS

June 21, 2024

Read the full article by Dan Flynn (Food Safety News)

"More than $3 billion has been spent by the states to eliminate those harmful “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.  Thirty-four states have considered 302 policies to protect people from the toxins, with 144 adopted in 28 states.

Eleven states (ME, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WA, and WI) have standards such as Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for certain PFAS in drinking water. Maine has an interim standard that is in effect and enforceable while they go through rulemaking to establish final PFAS MCLs. 

Delaware and Virginia have also begun establishing standards for certain PFAS. Twelve additional states (AK, CA, CT, CO, HI, IL, MD, MN, NC, NM, OH, and OR) have adopted guidance, health advisory, or notification levels for certain PFAS chemicals."