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ASDWA and AMWA Submit Recommendations to EPA on PFAS Risk Communication

On May 15th, the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) submitted a joint letter of recommendations to EPA on developing risk communication messages for states and water systems to use when communicating with their customers and the public about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The main recommendation in the letter is that EPA directly engage with states and water systems to develop clear and consistent PFAS risk communication messages. Other recommendations in the letter include the need for these messages to: leverage and reference other existing resources; explain what is known and unknown for specific PFAS and their associated health risks: provide messaging for water systems to share with their customers and with the public; explain the relative risk from drinking water compared to all PFAS exposure pathways; and more. For more information, read the letter here.