Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

Agencies Boost Exchange of Fluorochemicals Data

Feb. 7, 2018, 9:19 PMUpdated: Feb. 8, 2018, 12:25 AM

Federal scientists are sharing more information on fluorochemicals to aid water treatment, cleanup, and other decisions facing state and federal regulators across the U.S.

More than 150 federal, state, and academic scientists attended a two-day Federal Information Exchange this week on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, told Bloomberg Environment Feb. 7. The meeting was held Feb. 5-6 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

“Participants shared ongoing research and achieved a better understanding of the science behind decision-making regarding PFAS,” Birnbaum told Bloomberg Environment.

The meeting ...