Each year more than 1 million Californians are served water that does not meet safe drinking water standards. That's unacceptable. Let's call for change.
PFASs are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances These chemicals are very long-lived, which means that they remain in the environment and in humans and wildlife for a very long time. Two of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are relatively well known, and manufacturers have voluntarily stopped producing them. However, PFOA and PFAS continue to be detected at contaminated sites, in water, and in our bodies.
In 2019, Clean Water Action is helping lead the fight for clean water in California focusing especially on people living in communities without access to clean drinking water.