The Environmental Protectioin Agency has released new standards regarding PFOA’s also known as ‘forever chemicals’. The new updates to the standards are based on the most recent scientific data variable. The new data shows that PFOA’s are much more hazardous to our health than scientists had believed at levels thousands of times lower than previously believed. The EPA has also released new guidance on GenX a replacement that for PFOA’s that has a similar chemical formula of PFOA’s and PFBS. The EPA now advises less than 10 ppt for GenX and 2,000 ppt for PFBS. The advisories released from the EPA are not enforceable but could possibly have an effect on drinking water rules and monitoring programs at the state and federal level. There are also thousands of lawsuits making their way through the courts against companies that used these chemicals. Back in 2004 Citizens in Parkersburg West Virginia sued DuPont for $70 million in a class-action lawsuit for for flushing C8 a PFOA into the water supply. DuPont’s own documentation specified that C8 was not to be flushed into surface waters, but the company did so for decades. The chemical seeped into the water supplies of the communities of Lubeck and Little Hocking, immediately west of Parkersburg, and the city of Belpre, Ohio, just across the river; and three other water systems. The $70 Million from the lawsuit was then spent on forming an epidemiological study in which would take data from people in West Virginia and around the world. The study would be known as the C8 Science Health Board. The C8 Health board after two years of collecting data determined that PFOAS such as C8 can cause Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Autoimmune Disease, Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children (ADHD/ADD) , Respiratory Disease and much more.