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Pull 600 PFAS Off Market Due to Industry Inaction, Advocates Say

Oct. 14, 2022, 8:12 PM

The EPA must pull about 600 harmful PFAS off the market after companies have declined to withdraw them voluntarily, environmental groups told the agency in a petition.

A coalition of 16 groups represented by Earthjustice submitted the petition on Thursday asking the Environmental Protection Agency to revoke its previous approval that allowed about 600 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) onto the US market.

Only 17 of the 600 PFAS that got onto the market through certain EPA exemptions that allowed quick agency oversight have been withdrawn under a voluntary program the EPA launched last year, according to agency information. ...