“Wayland is the latest town to discover high levels of PFAS in tap water. Town administrator Louise Miller said two of their four wells detected more than 20 parts per trillion of this dangerous chemical, which surpasses the state’s new safety standard.
Dr. Kyla Bennett is the director of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic PEER, or Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. She said PFAS is not just a problem in tap water.
“It’s in everything, it’s in, you know, your popcorn bags, your fast-food packaging, it’s in ski wax and guitar strings and makeup and rain gear and carpets,” Bennett said. “It’s almost impossible to destroy.”
Right now, Bennett said Massachusetts is only testing for six out of more than 9,000 variants of PFAS, so she said no matter where you live, you should filter your tap water before drinking it.”