PFAS Values May Drive Strict Policies But EPA Faces Complicated Effects

January 5, 2022
EPA’s conservative draft risk values for the two best characterized per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), currently undergoing scientific review, are expected to eventually drive strict new drinking water standards and policies across a range of other media, though industry attorneys caution that regulators may not be prepared for potential effects. While the attorneys say they do not expect EPA’s draft revised oral reference doses (RfDs) for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) -- which are orders of magnitude lower...

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