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PFAS Problem Needs More Funding, Faster Action, House Panel Told

Dec. 7, 2021, 8:30 PM

Members of a House panel pressed a group of experts Tuesday on the best way for Congress to tackle pollution from “forever chemicals” that have been linked to health problems but remain in firefighting foam, food packaging, and thousands of other consumer products.

Solutions to problems with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) diverged along party lines among subcommittee members of the House, Science, Space and Technology Committee. Reps. Haley Stevens (D-Mich.) and Sean Casten (D-Ill.) stressed the need to prevent PFAS uses wherever possible, while Republicans focused on water treatment technology being tested by the Pentagon that “annihilates” PFAS using ...