New studies raise concerns about short-chain PFAS

September 9, 2019
A pair of new studies are raising concerns about the persistence and toxicity of some short-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the ubiquitous chemicals found in more and more locations around the United States though industry argues that its newer, short-chain products are safe and meet stringent regulatory reviews. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is touting a new study published in the Chemical Engineering Journal by a team of researchers at Auburn University finding “[s]hort-chain PFAS are more widely...

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