PFOA Is Likely Carcinogen, EPA Proposes in Broader Strategy (1)

Nov. 16, 2021, 8:58 PMUpdated: Nov. 16, 2021, 10:41 PM

One of the most well-studied “forever chemicals” is likely to be carcinogenic to people, the EPA said in one of five documents it released Tuesday describing a provisional strategy to move towards drinking water limits for two of those chemicals.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s documents describe health concerns it is focusing on, ways people can be exposed to, and other issues it’s considering focusing on as it works towards water limits for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), and eventually other members of a huge group of compounds called per- and polyfluroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

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