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Federal Workshop Skirts Road Map on ‘Forever Chemicals’ (1)

Oct. 26, 2020, 10:00 AMUpdated: Oct. 26, 2020, 5:49 PM

Federal agencies will detail ongoing research to understand the health effects of so-called forever chemicals at a workshop this week—but the meeting won’t produce a plan to answer the many questions communities, states, and companies face about these chemicals.

More than a dozen federal agencies attending a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop on Monday described studies they’re carrying out or funding for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a group that contains persistent and toxic chemicals that have prompted state regulations.

Their research explores ways workers, consumers, and communities may inhale, touch, or ingest PFAS; ways these ...