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Webinar: First National Primary Drinking Water Standards for Six PFAS

On March 14, 2023, the U.S. EPA announced the first proposed national drinking water standard for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). During this public, virtual event hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (AAAS EPI Center), a panel of experts discussed the recent announcement. The panelists discussed the proposed regulations, the significance of setting the first PFAS national drinking water standards, and the process the U.S. EPA has outlined for finalizing the rule. This event included time for open questions from and dialogue with participants.


  • Dr. Ryan Albert, Chief of the Risk Reduction Branch, U.S. EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
  • Dr. Jamie DeWitt, Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
  • Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Scientist Emeritus and Former Director National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program and Scholar in Residence, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
  • Stephanie Schlea, Senior Water Policy Advisor, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators 

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Rebecca Aicher

Project Director, AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues

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