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EPA puts new limits on 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

The Environmental Protection Agency says that so-called “forever chemicals,” which are harmful to human health, must be removed from U.S. drinking water. It's a moment public health advocates have long called for as PFAS have been linked to certain cancers and birth complications. William Brangham discussed more with Melanie Benesh.

EPA puts new limits on 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

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    S2024 E166 - 57m 46s

    Thursday on the News Hour, in a win for reproductive rights advocates, the Supreme Court unanimously votes to protect access to the abortion pill mifepristone. G7 leaders meet in Italy and announce a deal to use frozen Russian assets to support Ukraine. Plus, a look at the debate surrounding arming teachers as more states pass legislation allowing educators to carry guns on school grounds.

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