“Forever Chemical” Requires Cradle to Grave Approach

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Washington, DC, Sept. 19, 2019 — The absence of any federal standards for tracking and managing wastes contaminated with per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) poses a major and growing threat to our health, water, and soil, according to a rule-making petition filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). A key cause for concern is that these so-called “forever chemicals” are toxic, do not break down in the environment, and bio-accumulate in the food chain— and in us.

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