Bloomberg Law
June 29, 2020, 5:25 PMUpdated: June 29, 2020, 7:27 PM

Senate Democrats Ask Whether PFAS Worsens Coronavirus Cases (1)

Sylvia Carignan
Sylvia Carignan

Senate Democrats want to know whether being exposed to PFAS chemicals, which have become ubiquitous in the environment, worsens the effect of the coronavirus on the human body.

Nearly 20 senators, including Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said they are concerned that being exposed to the chemicals weakens the body’s immune system, potentially affecting the risks of contracting Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

“We hope to foster a better understanding of any unique risks that COVID-19 may pose for people with PFAS exposure so that we can address the health ...

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