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A recent meeting provided a forum for mayors, city council members, and water department managers to learn from each other and hear experts’ advice on removing PFAS from municipal water supplies.

A family of approximately 4,700 synthetic compounds used in everything from housewares to fire-fighting foam, PFAS persist in the environment and bioaccumulate. Studies have found that 97 percent of people have PFAS in their blood and a number of the compounds are linked to human health issues.