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3M Among Manufacturers Wary of Perfluorinated Chemical Limits

Aug. 24, 2018, 10:45 AM

3M Co. and other manufacturers are fighting state and federal efforts to set limits for a group of ubiquitous chemicals being discovered in water supplies across the country.

3M warned the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in comments submitted Aug. 20 that “scientifically flawed assumptions” are made in the agency’s draft analysis of perfluorinated chemicals. The agency’s conclusions about the chemicals’ risks align closely with New Jersey’s justification for setting the nation’s strictest perfluorinated chemical standards, according to the state’s Aug. 16 comments.

Manufacturers are concerned that the Agency for Toxic ...