Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Lifetime Health Advisory
(LHA) of 70 ppt for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) individually or combined in drinking water.
The EPA set a lifetime health advisory
for the contaminants in drinking water and since then, the Air Force is taking aggressive measures to ensure the community is safe and find long-term solutions.
In 2016, my department established an Ambient Groundwater Quality Standard for two PFAS chemicals--Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane-sulfonic acid (PFOS)--based largely on a new EPA lifetime Health Advisory
of 70 parts per trillion for each of the chemicals separately or in combination.
EPA) issued the following drinking water lifetime health advisory
values for two PFAS compounds: 70 ng/L (or parts per trillion) for both perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS).
Currently, the public drinking water supply in the area is below the current EPA lifetime health advisory
level of 0.07 ppb, the release said.
May 2016 Following the announcement by EPA that they would lower the lifetime health advisory
for PFOA and PFOS, Senator Manchin worked to help the cities of Martinsburg, Parkersburg and Vienna all of which had legacy contamination that prompted the issuance of a Do Not Drink advisory from the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health.
Recently the EPA released lifetime health advisory
levels for PFOA, at 70 parts per trillion.
EPAs lifetime health advisory
guideline of 0.3 mg Mn/L, PHMDC and MWU staff worked together to collect water samples from 2,075 households.
Two groups were identified to participate those who had drinking water levels over the US Environmental Protection Agencys drinking water lifetime health advisory
level of 70 parts per trillion and those who had drinking water levels of less than 70 parts per trillion.
Sometime this spring, the EPA will release lifetime health advisory
levels for PFOA.
"The only number that has been published by EPA is a short-term health advisory for the course of 24 hours over 30 days, and that's different from a lifetime health advisory
limit that's set a total lifetime of exposure," said Martin.
In July 2018, MPARTs proactive public water system testing also identified high levels of PFAS in the city of Parchments water supply well above the USEPA Lifetime Health Advisory
of 70 parts per trillion for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) combined.