On September 8, 2016, the New Jersey Senate Environmental and Energy Committee approved a bill (S2468, Senator Lesniak as primary sponsor) directing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to adopt standards for certain drinking water contaminants based upon recommendations of the Drinking Water Quality Institute. Among the contaminants addressed in the bill are the emerging contaminants perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), which are linked to cancer, high cholesterol, obesity and hormone disruption  A Harvard University study published last month found that New Jersey is a hot spot for PFOA and PFOS.