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On Eve Of EPA Summit, Agencies At Odds Over Calculating PFAS Risks

May 11, 2018
On the eve of a major EPA summit over how to address contamination from widespread exposures to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), EPA and other agencies are split over how to calculate the substances' risks, a division that recently prompted EPA and the Defense Department (DOD) to ask the White House to block a federal health agency from releasing draft risk values stricter than EPA's. As a result of the dispute, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR),...


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