NGO Seeks ‘Moratorium’ on New PFASs in US

Posted on May 02, 2019 |

From: Chemical Watch

"In a 27 March letter to leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), PEER said this jump has come after industry voluntarily pledged to phase out the use of two long-chain substances – PFOA and PFOS – because of their toxicity and biopersistence. But according to Kyla Bennett, PEER science policy director, the rapid influx of short-chain substitute PFASs onto the market "makes it impossible for public health agencies to keep up with toxicology assessments in time to protect the public."

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