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Agencies Hashing Out 'Consistent Messaging' For ATSDR's PFAS Study

May 23, 2018
Patrick Breysse, director of the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR), says federal agencies are working on developing “consistent messaging” for rolling out ATSDR's controversial draft risk numbers for perfluorinated chemicals that were blocked after EPA and the Defense Department (DOD) raised concerns that they were much stricter than EPA values. His comments suggest that ATSDR, EPA, DOD and other agencies are working to resolve their differences over how to assess the risks of two of the most...

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