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State Revises PFAS Action Level

Department of Environmental Conservation

The state has lowered the water contamination threshold for perfuorinated, or PFAS compounds. The manmade chemicals, once commonly used in a variety of products, from non-stick coatings to firefighting foams, are highly water soluble, and increasingly found in groundwater worldwide, heightening concerns about human ingestion of the chemicals linked to health problems. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, Alaska joins other states that have reduced the contamination threshold, in effort to better protect the public.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.