67 experts to Regan: Crack down on 'serious risks' of PFAS

March 16, 2021

Read the full article by E.A. Crunden (E&E News)

"A group of nearly 70 science experts are calling on EPA Administrator Michael Regan to crack down on "forever chemicals."

In a letter sent yesterday, dozens of experts cited the "serious risks" of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and asked the newly minted administrator to regulate the chemicals as a class and institute a ban on nonessential uses of the toxic substances.

The group of 67 scientists and public health scholars called PFAS, which are linked to a wide range of health problems including cancer, "one of the most important public health challenges" facing the new Biden administration. Noting President Biden's campaign trail pledges to address PFAS, the experts proposed regulating the family of thousands of chemicals together, rather than assessing each individually."