Assemblyman Montesano Calls for Statewide Contaminant Testing in Public Water Systems
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By Long Island News & PR
Published: July 24 2018
Montesano: "No one should have to think twice about getting a drink of water from their tap."
Long Island, NY - July 24, 2018 - Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,Ref-Glen Head) is pleased to announce he is joining his colleagues in the Assembly to call upon the New York State Drinking Water Quality Council and the Department of Health (DOH) to test public water systems statewide for contaminants. He is also asking the Council and DOH to launch strict Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for 1,4-dioxane, PFOS and PFOA, after it has been discovered that these contaminants are making people sick and pose a threat to public health.
“No one should have to think twice about getting a drink of water from their tap,” said Montesano. “Chemicals like PFOS and PFOA are harmful and have been linked to thyroid disease, immune suppression, kidney cancer and preeclampsia. The contaminant 1,4-dioxane has also been linked to a higher risk for other cancers. These chemicals do not belong in our drinking supplies. I will continue to fight for their removal so we all may have peace of mind when it comes to enjoying a cold glass of water.”