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California Expands Air Monitoring to Include PFAS, More Toxics

Nov. 19, 2020, 11:18 PM

Polluters in California will have to report and monitor several hundred additional types of air toxins, including some so-called forever chemicals, under state regulatory changes approved Thursday.

The California Air Resources Board voted to update their air toxics and pollutant reportingprograms to better account for the types of chemicals used in communities and their effects on public health, as well as to provide more accessible data to the public.

“We’re talking about changes that are fundamental to what we do because the data drives action and communication with the public,” Air Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols said.

The state’s air...

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