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Former EPA Toxics Nominee Sparks Debate On Novel PFOA Risk Method

August 20, 2019
A recent conference seeking to develop a research strategy on per- and polyfluoroalkyls (PFAS), the broad class of chemicals drawing increasing public attention, sparked debate over a plan from Michael Dourson, a one-time Trump nominee to lead EPA’s toxics office, who renewed his push for a novel method for assessing the risks of PFOA, the most-studied of the chemicals. Dourson, a former EPA toxicologist who was unable to win Senate confirmation to lead EPA’s toxics office, presented at the conference...

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