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EPA Advisory Board Seeks Clarity on ‘Forever Chemicals’ Data

Jan. 7, 2022, 7:03 PM

An in-house science panel called on the EPA to clarify how it arrived at a crucial factor in determining a draft maximum lifetime exposure goal of PFAS substances from drinking water.

The Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board PFAS Review Panel is reviewing EPA approaches for estimating health risks associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and developing the draft maximum contaminant goals, or MCLGs, for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in drinking water. The panel concluded three days of meetings on Friday.

The substances, known as “forever chemicals,” are suspected to cause cancer and remain in the ...