BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) informed the public of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) health recommendations for the drinking water in Louisiana.
It is believed that some drinking water may contain polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS chemicals have been known to be used in manufacturing, non-stick coatings, and other applications.
The current health advisories by EPA are not being enforced at this time. LDH is prepared to collaborate with EPA to understand the science. LDH has committed to conduct test and upload results here.
As residents are worried about the substances in their drinking water, you can install an in-home water filter. More information can be found here.
EPA has created an account through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which lets states trough Louisiana’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund to help restore water systems from PFAS. For more information about DWRLF, click here.
Other information can be found on EPA’s website.