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Drinking Water Being Tested For PFAS

The Ohio Department of Agriculture wants to ensure our business partners in the food supply chain who rely on water for quality food products, are aware of an effort to test for levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) in Ohio’s drinking water.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) are collaborating to test and report on levels of PFAS in both public and private drinking water systems. PFAS are chemicals found in everyday items, such as nonstick cookware and personal care products. Emerging scientific data indicates potential health risks associated with PFAS exposures. Ohio EPA and ODH plan to sample public water systems for PFAS levels to aide in response plans and evaluate private water systems to report potential contamination to system owners.

For more information, please visit pfas.ohio.gov.