Senators Press For Federal Probe Into PFAS Exposure, COVID-19 Risks

July 8, 2020
More than a dozen senators are pressing federal health agencies to probe any links between exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and COVID-19 risks, including through an upcoming large, multi-site PFAS study that will examine drinking water exposure and a variety of health outcomes. In a June 26 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar II, 19 senators led by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) urge Azar and leaders of agencies within the Department of Health and Human...

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