Control All PFAS Based on Necessity, U.S., EU Scientists Say

June 30, 2020, 4:02 AM

Governments around the world should control all so-called forever chemicals as a single group and allow only essential uses of them, 16 academic and government scientists said in a paper released Tuesday.

The “extreme persistence” and potential harm from thousands of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) require that they be controlled as a single class, according to an analysis by U.S. and European scientists published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

Points made by Xenia Trier, a chemicals expert working...

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