3M Among Companies Ordered to Give EPA Data on PFAS in Plastics

January 4, 2023

Read the full article by Pat Rizzuto (Bloomberg Law)

"The EPA ordered four chemical manufacturers on Wednesday to generate new information about a widely used PFAS, so the agency can understand how it may affect people’s health and move through the environment.

“PFAS can pose a serious risk to communities, especially those overburdened with pollution, but many of these chemicals have limited or no toxicity data,” Michal Freedhoff, assistant administrator for chemical safety and pollution prevention, said in the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement. “We’ll continue to use our data-gathering tools to collect information on the potential environmental and human health impacts of PFAS like HFPO.”