PFCs are more toxic than originally thought, study shows 

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A study released June 20 by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry shows safe drinking water should contain about six times less perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, than previously believed.

The Environmental Protection Agency is visiting some communities affected by PFCs, including the Fountain Valley area. Liz Rosenbaum, co-founder of the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition, is working to find a location for the summit.

On June 18, the city of Fountain began treating contaminated water through a new process, and officials say it is now safe to drink.

Rosenbaum believes local water districts have done a "superb job" combating contamination, but wants legislation lowering acceptable PFC levels.


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