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Three EPA PFAS Toxicity Analyses to Move Forward By Year’s End

June 27, 2022, 6:47 PM

The EPA expects to finalize toxicity assessments for two more PFAS and issue a draft, third analysis for public comment by the end of this year, according to an updated schedule the agency released on Monday.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s research office updated its plans to analyze the human health effects of 18 chemicals—including five PFAS—and the amounts of those compounds that might be harmful. The agency’s regulatory offices use such information to decide whether cleanups, air emissions permits, or other actions are needed.

The agency’s recently released health advisories for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS—which recommended near ...